In China, Despair for Cause of Democracy After Nobel Laureate’s Death
But Mr. Liu’s death last week of liver cancer, after a final, futile attempt by friends to bring about his release, has dealt a withering blow to the pro-democracy movement. Some say it is now at its weakest point since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.
Millions of Children of Migrant Workers Still Face Discrimination Over Schooling
"In our country, primary school education is compulsory education," Cheng told RFA. "Therefore, compulsory education must also be unconditional in terms of the place of residence of children who follow their parents [outside their hometown]."
How China tames dissent on the Internet
This intriguing argument is suggested by a recent article in the American Political Science Review titled “How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument.” With complex data, it supports a simple thesis about life in the Internet age: Arguing the facts often doesn’t work; frequently, confrontation just makes people resist harder.
Winnie the Pooh Images, Search Terms Blocked on China's Internet
The image in question showed the Disney version of Pooh and Tigger alongside a photograph of Xi and former U.S. President Barack Obama during their "shirtsleeves summit" in June 2013."This photo has already been banned on Tencent," user @Fantasy326_ tweeted on the Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo on Friday. "It won't send, no matter how you use screenshots."
Ethnic Mongolian Makes Rallying Call to Herders in Northern China on Release
Nairalt Borjigin, who hails from Baayanunduur Som in Inner Mongolia's Ar-Horchin Banner [a county-like division], was jailed 25 months ago for his role in protests protecting the herders' traditional grazing lands from development.
Activists Mark Liu Xiaobo's Death Amid Reports His Widow is on a Forced 'Vacation'
Liu Xia, who has been under continual police guard and house arrest since her husband's Nobel award was announced in October 2010, is now "on vacation" along with her brother Liu Hui, the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy in China said in a statement on Wednesday.
China Clamps Down on Big Tweeters Amid Ongoing Purge of Foreign Content
“Any organization or individual engaged in the running of websites, forums or chat services must keep a file on any account holder with more than 30,000 followers, including their place of registration, the place where they live,” the directive, a copy of which was obtained by RFA, said.
WhatsApp Falls Victim to Chinese Internet Censorship in Wake of Liu Xiaobo's Death
Social media users reported that their attempts to post banned photographs of Liu, a pro-democracy activist who wasn't treated for liver cancer until it was already at an advanced stage, had failed on WhatsApp since noon local time.
Police Detain, Summon Supporters of Liu Xiaobo After Controversial Funeral
Liu's funeral took place on Saturday in the form of a shipboard burial of an urn of his ashes. While the government released video footage of his widow Liu Xia agreeing with the plan, sources close to the family said her remarks couldn't be taken at face value.
Ruling Threatens Hong Kong’s Independence From China
The pro-democracy lawmakers were dismissed from the Hong Kong Legislative Council because they had used unacceptable words or even dubious tones in taking oaths of office that require declarations of loyalty to China. The ruling means that democracy advocates in the semiautonomous city’s legislature will no longer have enough votes to block legislation from their pro-Beijing counterparts.
After Liu Xiaobo’s Death, Let’s Work to Protect His Widow in Communist China
Before his soul passed on from this world, Dr. Liu had one dying wish: to spend his final days with his wife Liu Xia in America. International physicians, including one from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, attested that Dr. Liu was fit to travel if released immediately.
Calls Grow For Liu Xia, Widow of Late Dissident, to be Allowed to Leave China
As Liu Xiaobo's body awaited cremation at the Xiheyuan Funeral Home in Liaoning's provincial capital Shenyang, German diplomats extended an invitation to Liu Xia to come with her brother Liu Hui to Germany.
China Orders Xinjiang's Android Users to Install App That Deletes 'Terrorist' Content
"In order to achieve city-wide coverage in the antiterrorist video and audio clean-up, and to target people, materials and thinking for clean-up work, management and crackdowns, a technology company affiliated with the municipal police department has developed an app for Android smartphones that can filter out terrorist video and audio content," the Tianshan district government in the regional capital Urumqi said in a directive issued July 10.
US Lawmakers Applaud Liu Xiaobo, Criticize China's Treatment of Dissident
"No nation should be judged entirely by crimes of the past, but this crime, the death and silencing of Liu Xiaobo, should follow the Chinese Communist Party like an unwashable permanent stain," Smith said.
Late Liu Xiaobo Joins a Long Line of Victims of Harsh Chinese Prison Life
Liu was granted medical parole, but the Chinese government refused to fully release him from custody. Human rights advocates say Liu’s case fits a deliberate pattern in Chinese prisons, where dissidents are routinely denied health care and forced to endure harsh prison conditions that aggravate their illnesses.
Hong Kong Court Strips Four Democratic Lawmakers of Seats Over 'Insincere' Oaths
The government asked the High Court to disqualify former democracy protest leader Nathan Law of the Demosisto party, rights activist Leung Kwok-hung, Lau Siu-lai from Democracy Groundwork and Edward Yiu, who represents the surveying profession, from their seats in the Legislative Council (LegCo).
Liu Xiaobo’s Fate Reflects Fading Pressure on China Over Human Rights
Now, nearly three decades later, Mr. Liu has died of cancer while in state custody, a bedridden and silenced example of Western governments’ inability, or reluctance, to push back against China’s resurgent authoritarians.
Rights Groups, Nobel Commission Express Regret Over Liu's Death
"In his fight for freedom, equality, and constitutional rule in China, Liu Xiaobo embodied the human spirit that the Nobel Prize rewards. In his death, he has only reaffirmed the Nobel Committee’s selection," Tillerson added. Liu, a Chinese a literary critic-turned-dissident and pro-democracy advocate, died Thursday at age 61 following a high-profile battle with liver cancer.
The Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, in His Own Words
Mr. Liu, who died on Thursday, was a passionate and acerbic lecturer and literary critic in Beijing in the 1980s. He emerged as an influential figure in the 1989 pro-democracy movement. On June 2, two days before the military crushed the demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, Mr. Liu and three friends began a hunger strike. They declared:
Liu Xiaobo: China rejects foreign criticism over dissident's death

The Nobel Committee, which gave him the Peace Prize in 2010, said China bore a "heavy responsibility" for his death.Beijing is now being urged to free his wife, poet Liu Xia, from house arrest.Mr Liu died "peacefully" on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by his wife and other relatives, his main doctor Teng Yue'e said. His final words to Liu Xia were: "Live on well".

Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies in Chinese Hospital
Liu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who spent his last eight years as a prisoner of conscience, passed away at a hospital in Shenyang, China, where he had been moved from his prison cell in the final stage of his illness. The judicial bureau in Shengyang announced the cause of death as “multiple organ failure.”
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Dissident Who Won Nobel While Jailed, Dies at 61
The Chinese government revealed he had liver cancer in late June only after it was virtually beyond treatment. Officially, Mr. Liu gained medical parole. But even as he faced death, he was kept silenced and under guard in a hospital in northeastern China, still a captive of the authoritarian controls that he had fought for decades.
NICHOLAS KRISTOF:Liu Xiaobo, We Miss You
Even as Liu was dying of cancer, China refused to allow Liu to travel for treatment that might have saved his life. In a move that felt crass and disgusting, the Chinese authorities filmed the dying Liu without his consent to make propaganda films falsely depicting merciful treatment of him.
Hong Kong Broadcaster Under Fire For "Anti-China" Sentiment on Handover Anniversary
The round-table format Sunday politics show, featuring newsmakers, politicians and questions from the audience, has been broadcasting live to the people of Hong Kong from Victoria Park since its inception in 1980.
China Steps Up Controls on Use of VPNs to Scale The Great Firewall
State-run China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom have all been told to ensure their 1.3 billion subscribers can't access blocked content with virtual private networks, or VPNs, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
Detained Over Ivanka Trump Factory Inspection, China Labor Activist Speaks Out
On Monday, in his first interviews since his release on bail, Mr. Hua described how he was barred from leaving mainland China, had been denied access to a lawyer, and had to sleep next to a bucket of urine while in custody.
Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Suffers 'Respiratory Failure' Amid Calls For Overseas Treatment
Liu suffered respiratory failure as his condition worsened, the Shenyang No. 1 Medical University hospital in Shenyang, Liaoning province said in a statement.It said Liu's family had declined to have him put on artificial ventilation, which was necessary "to maintain life".
In Liu Xiaobo’s Last Days, Supporters Fight China for His Legacy
The Chinese government has sequestered Mr. Liu in a hospital room in northeast China and refused his request to go abroad for treatment, saying it wants to ensure that he receives the best care for his terminal liver cancer.
Calls Grow for Ailing Chinese Dissident to Travel Overseas
Analysts and activists say that ultimately what happens next to China’s most well-known political dissident is up to the country’s powerful leader, Xi Jinping. And how he chooses to handle the situation will have an impact on his legacy.
Ailing Dissident’s Case Fits a Pattern in Chinese Prisons, Critics Say
Accusations that Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate who has late-stage liver cancer, has not received proper treatment have brought new scrutiny to what human rights advocates say is a pattern in Chinese prisons: the denial of health care to dissidents to intimidate and punish them.