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China-U.S. Relations 'Critical' Before Chinese Leader's D.C. Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the international media abuzz with rumors just days before Chinese President Hu Jintao touches down in Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Cli...

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei is Still Smiling

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Constant

As news of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's studio demolition, courtesy of Shanghai city authorities, circles the globe and stirs indignation throughout var...

Human Rights 2011: These Tests Will Tell

William F. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William F. Schulz

It is useful to identify those human rights stories to watch in 2011. How these challenges are resolved will tell us much about where human rights are going.

World Story Of The Year: Which Do You Choose?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Haiti's devastating earthquake kicked off what was to be a truly turbulent year in global news. But the last year of the first decade of the 21st cen...

China Snatches Woman In Middle Of Night Over Tweet

Newser | Mary Papenfuss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A young Chinese woman who tweeted that she planned to march with a banner honoring imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiabo has been busted by po...

Truth will Outweigh the Chinese Dictatorship--Liu Xiaobo's Freedom is the Test

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Just as Nelson Mandela symbolized the struggle for individual rights and equality in South Africa, so Liu Xiaobo embodies the struggle for freedom of expression and for civil and political rights in China.

Richard Nixon, Liu Xiaobo, Julian Assange and Us

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

What do Richard Nixon, Liu Xiaobo and Julian Assange have in common? As lawyers for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Assange began preparing for a possible...

Liu Xiaobo's Poetry To Be Published In English

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The first English-language collection of poetry written by 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is set for publication. The collection, entitled "June Fourth Elegies," will be translated by the poet Jeffrey Yang.

Elijah's Empty Chair of Freedom in Oslo

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Liu Xiaobo was unable to be in Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize. He is just one year into an 11-year jail sentence for subversion because he penned an open letter calling for democratic reforms in China.

Liu Xiaobo and 3 Noble Nobel Winners (UPDATED 12/12/10)

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

As the Nobel ceremony shifts from current event to historical moment, we can put what has happened into perspective -- and get a sense of how Liu, his prize, and the empty seat held for him in Oslo may come to be remembered.

Why Today's Human Rights Day Is So Special

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

Today is a special Human Rights Day. It marks the beginning of Amnesty International's 50th year celebration. That's 50 years of working together to demand freedom and justice for all.

Fire in Oslo Over Liu's Nobel Peace Prize

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

China threatened "consequences" if governments supported Liu Xiaobo by attending the Nobel Prize ceremony this year. The strategy worked. More governments declined invitations than ever before.

Giving Hope to China's Activists

Times Wang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Times Wang

As Liu Xiaobo's Nobel prize ceremony takes place in Oslo on December 10, Human Rights day, it is uncertain whether this award will benefit Chinese activists.

The World's Worst Human Rights Offenders

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In light of the ongoing controversy surrounding jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, China has the dubious distinction of joining the world's t...

Why Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Prize Matters to Tibet

Kate Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kate Saunders

A new generation of Tibetan intellectuals, writers and bloggers share their concerns about political repression and state control, representing a more complex challenge to the Chinese Communist Party.

Liu Xiaobo

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

"I believe that my work has been just, and that someday China will be a free and democratic country. Our people then will bathe in the sunshine of fre...

A Loyalist and a Tiananmen General Win China's Peace and Harmony Awards

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

In a typically sour grapes gesture, China has invented its own peace prize. The ceremony, held on December 9th, is a day ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize function honoring jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

China's Bullying of the Nobel Committee Is a Betrayal of its own Citizens

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

When the Nobel Peace Prize is presented next week, the stage will be empty and echoing. The winner -- Liu Xiaobo -- will be 5,000 miles away, in a filthy cell, alone, for the crime of trying to defend his fellow Chinese citizens.

Standing Up to China, the Obama Way

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

As the senior leader of one Chinese state-owned enterprise said to me, "I used to think [Obama] was nice. Then I realized he was intelligent. Now I know he's shrewd, just like Hu Jintao. Your leader is a strategist."

China, the Nobel Prize and the Road to Freedom

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dan Siegel

Americans and the global community must keep its pressure weighing on Chinese officials to free Liu Xiaobo.

Ethiopia: Profiles in Journalistic Courage

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Honor Thy Independent Journalists I often write about the trials and tribulations of Ethiopia's independent journalists, sometimes in tones of lamen...

David Cameron, British Prime Minister, Talks Trade During China Visit (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British Prime Minister David Cameron touched down in China for a two-day visit yesterday in hopes of negotiating future trade deals with Chinese busin...

No Profile in Courage at UN

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

We need to look very carefully at what Americans are being forced to subsidize at the UN. It does not make sense for our State Department to issue human rights reports and religious freedom reports, and then go ahead and fund some of the biggest abusers of human rights and religious freedom.

Wei Jingsheng: Blocking 'Peaceful Evolution' Will Lead to Instability in China

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

If you think American politics these days are complicated, try to fathom the depths of China's vastly more opaque political maneuvering. Here is Wei Jingsheng on the subject.

Hugo Chávez: The Reign of Error Continues

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Venezuela has allied itself to such throwbacks as Russia, China, and even Iran. These alliances have made a muddle out of Chávez's politics and led the leader into taking morally objectionable stands.