Liu Xiaobo

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”. 

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In Washington, China-bashing isn’t just for hawks any more

Views of China have changed across the US, evidenced by broad support for the resolution on Uygur persecution. China should recognise this and begin taking steps to mend ties, starting at the G20 meeting between Xi and Trump