Liu Xia

Uncertainty Lingers As The Trial Of Lee Ming-che Commences

The Chinese government announced Wednesday September 6 that it would begin proceedings on the trial of Lee Ming-che, the Taiwanese democratic and human rights advocate who disappeared in March while attempting to cross the China-Macau border and who was later confirmed to have been taken prisoner by the central Chinese government. The announcement came in the form of a phone call to his wife, Lee Ching-yu, from a man name Zhang Zhongwei who claimed to be her husband’s state-appointed attorney... Read More

Liu Xiaobo’s Cancer Diagnosis Comes At Time Of Global Retreat On Human Rights

China may soon be facing a PR nightmare on its hands from the possible death of Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and an imprisoned political dissident since 2008, from a late stage cancer diagnosis. But the irony of this raising awareness of China's human rights situation is that it comes at a time of a global retreat from human rights discourse... Read More