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Ring Them Bells

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

A disturbing story out of China compels me to resolve that when critiquing the state of American democracy, I will always bear in mind how fortunate I am to have been born in the U.S.A.

A Chinese Dissident's Conviction: Calibrating Western Response

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

How should Westerners respond to a conviction that violates our sense of decency? Above all, we should not wag fingers, or patronize.

Liu Xiaobo Imprisonment: Edward Albee, E.L. Doctorow And Other Writers Gather To Protest

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Major writers will gather in New York this morning to call for the release of Chinese writer and dissident Liu Xiaobo. On Christmas Day, Liu Xiaobo w...

China Moves To Indict Liu Xiaobo, Top Dissident, For Subversion

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo lobbied to abolish a vaguely worded Chinese law against subversion, but now it appears the high-profile dissident will stan...

Liu Xiaobo to 11 years for subversion

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A Chinese court handed down a harsh 11-year sentence to a prominent dissident Friday on subversion charges after he called for sweepin...

As A Dark Year Ends, Remember the Inspirational People of 2009

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

A celebration of the men and women who didn't slump, but realised that the worse the world gets, the harder people of goodwill have to work to put it right.

Writer Liu Xiaobo Release from China Demanded By Congress

PEN American Center | Larry Siems | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New York City, October 2, 2009--Calling yesterday's near-unanimous vote approving a Congressional resolution demanding the immediate release of critic...

Liu Xiaobo and China's Future

Minky Worden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Minky Worden

The recent arrest of Liu Xiaobo, a mild-mannered and witty writer in Beijing, shows that the government still lacks the confidence to tolerate political criticism.

Liu Xiaobo Arrested In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A well-known Chinese dissident who co-authored a bold political manifesto calling for greater freedom and an end to one-party rule has...

Honoring Liu Xiaobo: 5 Reasons Why What Happens To Arrested Chinese Writer Liu Matters To Everyone

Larry Siems | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Larry Siems, PEN American Center Next week, PEN American Center will award one of its highest honors, the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write A...

Charter 08: Chinese Activists Question Effectiveness Of Popular Democracy Charter

Huffington Post Contributor | Joel Schectman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jiang Qisheng was among the first to sign the pro-democracy manifesto -- which calls for a radical departure from China's current one party system. In...