Awarding Nobel to Liu was blasphemy: Beijing

"But the Chinese government will be concerned that, if they allow her to go overseas, there may be a reenactment of the Nobel Peace Prize [debacle]", he said. He was in the midst of an 11-year prison sentence when he won the prize. A few weeks ago, the Party revealed that Liu was suffering from late-stage liver cancer, almost past the point of treatment.

Chinese users have taken to Western channels to express their grief and remember Liu by.

Weiwei said: "China showed the world how brutal this kind of society can be".

But authorities have restricted her contact with the outside world and her whereabouts were unknown following the death of her husband, a veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests whose advocacy for democratic reform infuriated the government. Up to that point, I was a member of the first class to enter university when college entrance examinations were reinstated following the Cultural Revolution (Class of "77)".

The panel heard from academics and activists familiar with Liu's work. "It is the family's wish and common sense to leave her undisturbed to handle Liu Xiaobo's funeral", the report said. The White House released a short statement Thursday that said President Trump was "deeply saddened" by the news of Liu's death, noting that he was a "poet, scholar and courageous advocate" who had "dedicated his life to the pursuit of democracy and liberty". Liu had been a visiting scholar at Columbia University in NY but returned early to China in May 1989 to join the movement that was sweeping the country and which the Communist Party regarded as a grave challenge to its authority.

It was in May 1989 Xiaobo rose to global prominence when he left his job as a visiting scholar in Columbia University for Beijing to join thousands of students in a protest in Tianenmen Square. The scene was captured in a 1995 documentary, The Gate of Heavenly Peace, by filmmakers Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton. And now I have been once again shoved into the dock by the enemy mentality of the regime. "To replace a military dictatorship with a student dictatorship would hardly be a victory", he said.

The final one started in 2009. In China, the communist party leaders see themselves as the only ones capable of keeping China stable enough to "continue its economic and social progress, and develop in a peaceful manner".

Britain called the cases a "serious breach" of the Joint Declaration - the 1984 treaty that paved the way for Hong Kong's return to China - and said one of the booksellers, a British passport holder, had been removed from Hong Kong "under duress". "Liu Xiaobo was a man of fierce intellect, principle, wit and above all humanity".

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Recalling the times he met Liu in person in 2006 and 2008, Aso said the lifelong activist was a noble yet friendly and open person.

Liu was sentenced to jail on December 25, 2009. Friends of Liu Xiaobo's family say efforts to persuade Beijing to allow the couple to leave China were motivated not so much to seek treatment for the terminally ill political prisoner but to facilitate an escape for his severely depressed wife.

The Nobel Committee, which gave him the Peace Prize in 2010, said Beijing bore a "heavy responsibility" for his death. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize the following year.

People place flowers and light candles in front a picture of late Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo outside the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday.

Xi has been leader of China since 2013 and oversaw the country during four years of Liu's detention.

Inevitably, some in the West will think that honoring Liu Xiaobo is an act of offense against China (or, more practically, a potential risk to relationships with the government). Liu and his fellow hunger-strikers, fearing a bloodbath in the square, acted as negotiators between military forces and the remaining demonstrators. The Norwegian Nobel Committee honoured Liu for his long and non-violent fight for fundamental human rights in China.

"He set a great example for intellectuals in China, and for next generation, that he sacrificed his life for human rights for freedom of speech in China".

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