The late Nobel laureate was one of the “Four Gentlemen” who held a hunger strike on the final days on the 1989 pro-democracy movement. The remaining are either mum or were forced to take a “holiday”.
Tiananmen protest leader Wu’er Kaixi said negligence from China and the world led to Liu Xiaobo’s death.
A hero to many in the West, Liu was branded a traitor by Chinese nationalists and the Chinese government considered him a criminal.
Nearly thirty years after the 1989 student-led protests, China bans any public commemoration of the event on the mainland. No official death toll has been released.
Facebook said the image “belittles, threatens or attacks a particular person, legal entity, nationality or group.” Following an uproar among Hong Kongers, the company apologised and approved the image.
Clinton’s history of criticism against China may push Chinese officials to favour Trump as a president with a businessman-like approach to politics
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