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November 30, 2017

American graduate student Xiyue Wang is “very desperate.” His wife, Qu Hua, told NBC News in a broadcast Tuesday that he attempted suicide in the Iranian prison where he's been held for nearly 16 months,

Wang, 36, was arrested in August 2016 on accusation of “arch...

October 23, 2017

The US Environmental Protection Agency has blocked three scheduled discussions of climate change by agency scientists at a conference on Monday in Rhode Island, according to reporting by the New York Times.

The last-minute cancellation was reported Sunday, the day befor...

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IN REMEMBRANCE

Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths

 

China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong

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