Rename China embassy's street after dissident - lawmakers

2014-05-30 09:54

US lawmakers have called for the street outside China's embassy to be renamed in honor of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Video of Liu Xiaobo's wife screens in NYC

2014-01-15 16:09

Rare video showing what life is like under house arrest for Liu Xia, the Chinese artist married to jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been screened for the first time in New York.

China's Liu Xiaobo seeks retrial

2013-11-19 12:37

Five years into his 11-year prison term, Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo plans to challenge his subversion conviction on grounds that he was legally exercising his right to free speech.

China to jail Nobel winner's relative

2013-08-16 14:07

A Chinese court has upheld the 11-year prison sentence handed down to the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, the man's lawyer says.

Wife of jailed Nobel winner: I'm not free

2013-04-23 19:20

Liu Xia, under house arrest in China since her imprisoned husband Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, has made a rare appearance at a trial, yelling out a car window: "I'm not free."

Mo Yan's silence on Liu Xiaobo angers

2012-12-07 10:45

Critics have reacted with anger after Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan brushed off concerns over censorship and refused to comment on jailed writer Liu Xiaobo.

China's Nobel feud with Norway still on

2012-10-31 13:00

China is signalling no end to a two-year-old frost in relations with Norway prompted by the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo.

China puts veteran activist on trial

2011-12-25 11:06

Veteran Chinese activist Chen Xi will go on trial for subversion amid a crackdown on dissent aimed at silencing the nation's increasingly vocal human rights movement, rights groups have said.

US urges China to free Nobel winner

2011-10-08 07:36

The US has re-issued its call for China to free jailed dissident and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo who won last year's Nobel Peace Prize.

China activist on trial amid crackdown

2011-08-12 11:05

A Chinese activist known for pushing legal issues and backing a jailed Nobel peace laureate has gone on trial on a vaguely worded charge, reinforcing Beijing's crackdown on dissent.

6 months on, no news of Nobel winner Liu

2011-04-08 13:01

Six months after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, no one, including members of his family and lawyer, is sure where Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is imprisoned.

China urged to improve human rights

2011-01-15 08:02

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged China to release dissidents including Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Obama 'regrets' Liu's Nobel ceremony absence

2010-12-10 16:37

US President Barack Obama says he regrets that neither Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo nor his wife have been allowed to attend the ceremony.

Nobel prize placed on Liu's empty chair

2010-12-10 15:07

The head of the Nobel Committee has placed the Peace Prize diploma and gold medal on an empty chair representing absent laureate Liu Xiaobo, who languishes in a Chinese prison.

Nobel Prize security clampdown in China

2010-12-10 10:59

Chinese security agents have launched a wide-ranging clampdown on dissidents, hours ahead of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned democracy activist Liu Xiaobo.

SA respects Nobel award to Xiaobo

2010-12-09 22:29

Minister in the presidency Collins Chabane says SA respects the decision to award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

China to award own peace prize

2010-12-08 11:02

China will award the "Confucius Peace Prize", its answer to the Nobel Peace Prize, a day before the Nobel is bestowed upon jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Nobel winner’s wife completely cut off

2010-11-22 18:10

The wife of jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been completely cut off from the outside world since being put under house arrest, a report says.

Nobel Peace Prize may not be handed out

2010-11-18 17:26

The Nobel Peace Prize may not be handed out this year because no one from imprisoned award-winner Liu Xiaobo's family is likely to attend the ceremony, says the award committee.

China bars lawyer from attending UK meet

2010-11-09 13:05

A renowned Chinese human rights lawyer says Beijing airport police have blocked him from boarding a flight to attend an international legal conference in London.

Chinese man held for Liu flyers

2010-11-03 14:36

Police in southern China have arrested a rights campaigner who was apparently handing out flyers announcing Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Liu's wife invites dozens to Oslo

2010-10-26 09:39

The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has invited dozens of Chinese activists and luminaries to go to the Nobel award ceremony in Oslo on her behalf.

Public to quiz Nobel winners

2010-10-22 10:00

YouTube, Facebook and the Nobel Foundation are giving members of the public the opportunity to ask questions of some of the 2010 Nobel laureates.

Nobel winner's brother denied visit

2010-10-19 15:28

Chinese authorities have refused to allow the brother of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to visit him in apparent violation of the rules, a rights group says.


US rebuked Norway on Obama Nobel Peace Prize

2014-05-15 17:42

Barack Obama's administration rebuked Norway after he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, saying it was an awkward honour for an as-yet untested leader, a Norwegian diplomat revealed.

China activists push limits, protest 'dictatorship'

2013-12-30 12:46

China's Southern Street Movement has urged an end to China's "dictatorship", scorned the regime as "rogue" and dared leaders to disclose their assets as a step against graft.

China-Norway relations remain frosty

2013-10-28 12:51

China's three-year snub of Norway over a Nobel Peace Prize award has illustrated the sharp edge of Chinese diplomacy, though there is a hope that relations will get better.

Liu Xiaobo's wife pens letter to leader

2013-06-14 21:09

The wife of China's jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner has written an open letter to new Chinese leader Xi Jinping to protest an 11-year prison term given to her brother.

Nobel Peace Prize losing some of its prestige?

2012-12-07 10:58

Described as the most prestigious award in the world, the Nobel Peace Prize risks losing some of its lustre because unexpected and controversial choices of late.

China: Call for Liu Xiaobo release

2012-12-06 10:01

More than 40 high-profile Chinese writers, lawyers and activists have sent a letter to the new leader of the Communist Party Xi Jinping, urging him to free jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Nobel Peace Prize jury probed

2012-02-02 10:01

Nobel Peace Prize officials are facing an inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama.

Norway laments icy China relations

2011-10-11 17:55

Norway's foreign minister has lamented the icy relations between his country and China since last year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Liu Xiaobo briefly let out of jail

2011-10-04 10:25

China's jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been briefly allowed out of prison following his father's death.

UN calls out China on Nobel winner arrest

2011-08-01 19:37

A UN panel has called for the release of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife, saying their detention breaks international law.

China Nobel laureate denied prison visits

2011-02-01 15:00

Chinese authorities are refusing to allow the family of jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo to visit him during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, says a rights group.

China 'denies' jail visits to Nobel winner

2010-12-17 08:59

The family of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo says the prison where he is held has suspended visits by his family members.

Chinese media media slam Nobel prize

2010-12-11 14:35

China's state media has lashed out at the Nobel Peace Prize committee for the "farce" of recognising Liu Xiaobo.

Nobel laureate's words read at ceremony

2010-12-10 15:44

A transcript of a moving address by Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo during his trial for subversion in 2009 has been read at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.

'Empty chair' represents Nobel laureate

2010-12-10 12:57

As China tightens its grip on dissidents, this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, imprisoned Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo will be celebrated with solemn ceremony - and an empty chair.

UN rights chief urges release of Liu Xiaobo

2010-12-09 22:30

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for the release of jailed Chinese Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo on the eve of the award ceremony.

Nobel Peace boss 'pleased' by Liu support

2010-12-09 13:02

The Norwegian Nobel Committee head says he is pleased at the level of international support for a jailed Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate despite pressure from Beijing.

19 countries to miss Nobel ceremony

2010-12-07 16:06

China and 18 other countries will not attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honouring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, say officials, following a Chinese campaign to dissuade diplomats.

Tweet lands Chinese woman in labour camp

2010-11-19 11:05

China has sentenced a woman to a year in a labour camp for retweeting a satirical message urging protesters to smash the Japan pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, says a rights group.

Brother of jailed Nobel winner speaks out

2010-11-15 11:22

The brother of jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has urged China to release the dissident writer and advance the democratic reforms he has advocated for years.

Beijing denounces Nobel prize as tool

2010-11-05 17:03

China has stepped up its criticism of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a jailed democracy activist, saying the prize is a Western political tool.

Ban meets with Chinese leader

2010-11-01 14:14

Ban Ki-moon has met with China's president in Beijing, amid calls for the UN secretary general to speak publicly against the imprisonment of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Tutu, Havel: Please free Liu Xiaobo

2010-10-22 14:10

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Czech president Vaclav Havel have joined forces in urging China to free Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

Holder: US, China disagree on Liu

2010-10-21 09:26

The US and China have a "fundamental disagreement" over the case of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, says US Attorney General Eric Holder.

China demands Nobel apology

2010-10-18 12:22

China's state-run media has pursued its campaign against the Nobel committee for awarding the Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, demanding an apology to the nation.

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