China

Demise of Liu Xiaobo: a case of lose-lose for China

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China’s treatment of its Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writer, literary critic, and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, raises difficult and penetrating questions, writes Kerry Brown The loss of Liu Xiaobo is a tragedy. For him, a personal tragedy but there are far wider ramifications. The final decade of his life was spent in jail. The […]

China

Tiananmen, 25 years on

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Twenty-five years after the events of Tiananmen Square, the issue is still far from settled, writes RICHARD RIGBY On the night of 3–4 June 1989, units of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entered Beijing, killing some hundreds of ordinary Beijing citizens as they made their way to their objective, Tiananmen Square, the focal point of […]