Liu Xiaobo – China’s Prisoner of Conscience – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Liu Xiaobo – China’s Prisoner of Conscience – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Liu Xiaobo

What does a repressive government do with a high profile dissident? In the case of China it has used the State apparatus to imprison him and to treat him as a non-person. When Liu Xiaobo died the Chinese government was unrelenting.

The ‘Global Times’ reported that Liu was a criminal and a political  agitator. According to the Times, “Liu’s memorial tablet cannot find a place in China’s cultural temple. Deification of Liu by the West will be eventually overshadowed by China’s denial of him.”

The publication also stated that China would not be dictated to as to how it should conduct its affairs and that the West should mind its own business. Liu is not a name that is well known by ordinary people in China.     

He was not as famous as the scientist Andrei Sakharov who was a dissident in Russia and who also won the Nobel Peace Prize. But there were similarities. When Sakharov won the Nobel Prize in 1975 it stirred the fury of the Soviet leadership. He was not allowed to travel to Oslo for the Prize. His wife Jelena went instead.

Read more: Lio Xiaobo – China’s Prisoner of Conscience


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  • Gigi  On August 3, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Careful, you are showing you true colors by association. You are now on notice.
    Here are some truths about Lui…and yourself. He was anything but what your sources for your article are claiming.

    (1) He supported both the US Iraq and Afghanistan war.
    (2) He backed the Vietnamese and Korean war long after both ended.
    (3) He supported the westernization of China and actively advocated for it.
    (4) He claimed that China’s tragedy was that is wasn’t colonized for at least 300 years by the west or Japan.
    (5) He supported ALL wars the US has ever been involved in.
    (6) He supported Israel’s position against the Palestinians and in the ME.

    He was a western puppet!

  • Deen  On August 4, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Good article Dr. Narine. Thanks.

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