Tag: Liu Xiaobo

Democratic renewal can counter ‘Ill Winds’ of autocracy and complacency

     

Larry Diamond has spent 40 years circumnavigating the globe promoting democracy in Nigeria, Venezuela and some 70 other countries. Yet today he is aghast, notes Gary J. Bass, a professor… Read more »

Did trade war help dissident Liu Xia win freedom?

     

Writer and human rights advocate Liao Yiwu says the US president’s trade war with China may have helped Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, win her release,… Read more »

As China’s Woes Mount, Xi Jinping Faces Rare Rebuke

     

China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, seemed indomitable when lawmakers abolished a term limit on his power early this year. But nearly five months later, China has been ruffled by economic headwinds, a vaccine scandal… Read more »

Time for world to stand up to China’s ‘hegemonic’ sharp power

     

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (left) called on the international community to “constrain” China by standing up for freedoms, casting her island’s giant neighbor as a global threat to democracy. Her… Read more »

China must account for ‘ghosts’ of Tiananmen massacre

     

The United States urged China to account for the “ghosts’” of a crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 as tens of thousands in… Read more »

China to seize ‘historic’ moment to reshape world order

     

Western companies are kowtowing to China’s Communist authorities, acceding to the ruling party’s curbs on basic liberties, according to reports. The efforts by Beijing to curtail free speech at companies… Read more »

In face of revisionist challenge, liberal world order ‘officially dead’?

     

The 21st Forum 2000 conference with the motto Strengthening Democracy in Uncertain Times, with more than a hundred speakers from various countries, opened Sunday night, according to reports: This year,… Read more »

‘Xi Jinping’s Moment’ – Communist Party primacy in all realms of politics and civil society

     

Xi Jinping has emerged as the most decisive, disciplined Chinese leader in a generation, and, given China’s rise in relative strength compared to the West, the most powerful in more… Read more »

Liu Xiaobo’s legacy will shape China’s future, forum told

     

China’s government should ensure that the law grants access to independent legal counsel and family members, as well as addressing the ill-treatment in detention and deaths in custody, the United… Read more »