Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning political dissident Liu Xiaobo, has made her first formal appearance since leaving China. She attended an event in New York on September 26, 2018, and spoke briefly about her late husband.
2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died in custody in July 2017, was a writer, professor, and political dissident. In 2009, Liu was sentenced to 11 years for inciting subversion because of his involvement in writing Charter 08, a petition advocating political reform in China. Liu was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”.