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Six Years On, China’s Jailed Nobel Laureate, Family Face a Bleak Future

 

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 22, 2002 shows Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo (L) and his wife Liu Xia posing for a photograph in Beijing. Jailed Chinese pro-democracry activist Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on October 8, 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committe said.      CHINA OUT   AFP PHOTO

Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia in Beijing, Oct. 22, 2002. AFP

Six years after winning the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo looks unlikely to be given the chance to ‘seek medical parole’ overseas like high-profile dissidents have done before him, a close associate told RFA. Continue reading

Chinese Analysis Website Stays Offline as Media Crackdown Widens

Police check the ID cards of netizens at an Internet cafe in Shandong province

Police check the ID cards of netizens at an Internet cafe in Shandong province, July 31, 2013. Imagine China

An outspoken Chinese website that specialized in wide-ranging political and economic analysis remained unavailable on Tuesday, three days after going offline, amid an ever-tightening crackdown on public spaces for debate. Continue reading