Mar 09, 2013 00:03 EST
Hong Kong journalists have condemned an attack on two cameramen outside the Beijing home of the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, slamming it as a violation of press freedom.
Mar 07, 2013 01:13 EST
Stacked up in Liu Yi's studio dozens of China's most sensitive subjects stare out from thick black-and-white oil paintings, from victims of Tiananmen Square to Tibetans who have set themselves on fire.
Feb 28, 2013 01:56 EST
Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan has hit back at critics who accused him of being too close to China's government, saying in a newspaper interview he does not write on behalf of the ruling Communist party.
Feb 27, 2013 03:07 EST
More than 140 Nobel laureates led by archbishop Desmond Tutu urged China on Wednesday to release Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a rights activist jailed for subversion since 2009.
Feb 08, 2013 02:13 EST
A prominent Hong Kong political activist has been jailed for nine months for burning both the Chinese and city flags during anti-Beijing protests, court officials said on Friday.
Jan 29, 2013 19:27 EST
Dissident Chen Guangcheng voiced confidence Tuesday that China's political system will eventually open up as he urged fellow activists and the United States not to compromise on human rights.
Jan 23, 2013 15:02 EST
China has allowed relatives to visit imprisoned human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng in the first confirmation in months that the prominent dissident is alive, his wife said Wednesday.
Jan 17, 2013 00:41 EST
Liao Yiwu clearly recalls the moment when he first stepped into a Chinese jail. He was stripped naked by inmates who then searched his anus with chopsticks -- the beginning of a four-year prison ordeal.
Dec 31, 2012 07:05 EST
Dramatic video footage emerged Monday of one of China's top dissidents breaking through a security cordon to reach the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is herself under house arrest.
Dec 31, 2012 03:03 EST
A group of Chinese intellectuals has called on the government to implement urgent political reforms and respect human rights or risk "violent revolution".
Dec 12, 2012 17:51 EST
US lawmakers and Chinese friends of author Liu Xiaobo on Wednesday appealed for his freedom, vowing not to forget the world's only jailed Nobel laureate two years after he won the prize.
Dec 09, 2012 22:42 EST
Chinese police barred prominent dissident Hu Jia from leaving home Monday after he proposed marking UN Human Rights Day near the home of a jailed Nobel laureate's wife, who is herself under house arrest.
Dec 08, 2012 10:54 EST
Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan was assailed Saturday in the Chinese dissident community as a "prostitute" following his Nobel lecture, but the speech was acclaimed in the communist state's media.
Dec 08, 2012 03:01 EST
Mo Yan's Nobel lecture did little to dispel ongoing controversy in China's literary circles, with state media widely covering the 2012 literature prize winner, while dissident artists piled on derision.
Dec 07, 2012 14:43 EST
Chinese Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan on Friday took a swipe at his critics in the traditional Nobel lecture, saying their target "had nothing to do" with him and urging them to read his books.
Dec 06, 2012 00:14 EST
More than 40 high-profile Chinese writers, lawyers and activists have sent an open letter to the new leader of the Communist Party Xi Jinping, urging him to free jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Dec 05, 2012 06:29 EST
China cast a cold eye Wednesday on demands from 134 Nobel laureates for the immediate release of dissident 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, reiterating that he was a convicted criminal.
Dec 05, 2012 03:54 EST
China's Nobel literature winner Mo Yan heads to Sweden Wednesday to collect his award, but he walks a delicate line with the authorities and is likely to avoid mentioning in his speech jailed fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Dec 04, 2012 15:59 EST
A battalion of Nobel laureates from across six disciplines urged China's incoming president in an open letter Tuesday to release Chinese dissident and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Nov 05, 2012 15:23 EST
Norway and China met Monday on the sidelines of an Asia-Europe summit, marking their first official contact since a Chinese dissident was given the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian prime minister said.