Will the death of China’s best-known pro-democracy activist in state custody embolden the country’s dissident movement despite efforts to erase his memory?
(April 15, 2011) Patricia Adams writes: Chinese authorities will invent crimes, if need be, to silence dissidents for exercising their right to freedom of speech. However, renewed efforts to curb criticism and protest reveal an entrenched public distrust towards the government: the people of China, and the world, are done listening.
(December 10, 2010) Though it was Mr. Liu who was honoured today in Oslo, he is a symbol of millions of his fellow citizens who everyday work to defend their rights and the rights of all Chinese citizens, writes Patricia Adams, Executive Director of Probe International.
(December 9, 2010) One reason dissident writer and Probe International fellow Dai Qing canceled her plans to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is that she feared the government would not let her return to Beijing.
Tightening the grip: China stepping up harassment of its critics—even foreign ones—as Nobel Peace Prize ceremony approaches
(December 8, 2010) Chinese officials stop up the harassment of dissidents and other critics ahead of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, writes Brady Yauch.
(December 7, 2010) Chinese authorities hold a group of activists who planned to host a conference on human rights.
(November 11, 2010) Writing in Opinion Asia, Frank Ching says it’s time the Chinese government grow and husband its soft power and not waste time disputing the recent decision to the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
(November 11, 2010) An Editorial from the New Straits Times calling on China to relax its opposition to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo.
(November 8, 2010) Time magazine’s Austin Ramzy reports on the ongoing crack-down on Chinese activists and Dai Qing’s announcement that she will attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
(November 7, 2010) AFP report on Dai Qing’s pledge to attend the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony for Liu Xiaobo.
(November 7, 2010) Wall Street Journal report on Dai Qing’s pledge to attend the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony for Liu Xiaobo.
(November 5, 2010) Visiting lecturer in Canada may be the sole invitee beyond China’s grasp.
(November 5, 2010) Statement by dissident writer Dai Qing, calling on Chinese officials to release Liu Xiaobo and announcing that she will attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, even as the Chinese government pursues a crackdown on the country’s critics and activists.
(November 5, 2010) Translation of a letter written by Liu Xia, wife of recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, calling for the release of Mr. Liu and urging his colleagues to travel to Oslo to attend the ceremony.
(October 21, 2010) A group of Chinese intellectuals, activists and dissidents celebrate Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize, but say more political reform is needed.