CHINESE DISSIDENT

  • Watch artist Anish Kapoor's 'Gangnam for Freedom' November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: British artist of Indian origin, Anish Kapoor, has made his own version of a music video which features the global super hit number 'Gangnam Style' by Korean rap sensation Psy in support of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei and to promote freedom of speech and expression. Kapoor's version of the...
  • Yahoo says it backs privacy after dissident freed September 2, 2012

    Beijing: Yahoo has issued a statement saying it supports free speech and privacy on the Internet, a day after the release of a Chinese dissident who was convicted on evidence supplied by the company. Yahoo Inc. said it condemns political suppression "wherever and however it occurs." The statement released Saturday did not...
  • Blind dissident can apply to study abroad: China May 4, 2012

    Beijing/Washington: China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic crisis that has soured relations between Beijing and Washington. But some sounded a note of caution over expectations of any quick resolution to an issue that is bound...
  • Chinese activist Chen under heavy security at Beijing hospital May 4, 2012

    Chen Guangcheng, who is in a hospital in Beijing, has said that he wants to leave China as he and his family no longer feel safe. ...
  • Writers appeal for freedom of Liu Xiaobo December 10, 2010

    New Delhi: The pitch for the release of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has gathered fresh momentum with more than 500 highprofile literary signatories from around the world joining ranks with the Internationales LiteraturfestivalBerlin. The litterateurs who have joined the crusade against Xiaobo's detention include the likes of John Ashbery,...
  • Chinese activist Liu to receive Nobel Peace Prize December 10, 2010

    The Jailed Chinese activist will be represented by an empty chair at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Norway on Friday. ...
  • Obama calls for release of jailed Liu Xiaobo October 9, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has called for the release of this year's Nobel peace prize winner jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Obama has praised Xiaobo as an eloquent and courageous supporter of human rights and democracy. A poet and literature professor, Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison...
  • Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins Peace Nobel October 8, 2010

    Oslo, Norway: Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights" a prize likely to enrage the Chinese government, which had warned the Nobel committee not to honor him. Thorbjoern Jagland, the Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman,...