techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com November 18, 2018


Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo has left China

10 July 2018, 05:07 | Glen Norman

China has allowed the widow of the late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, to leave the country following almost eight years under de facto house arrest.

And in May, dozens of the world's leading writers and artists, from Michael Chabon to Paul Auster and Khaled Hosseini, called on China to release her to seek medical treatment overseas.

Liu Xia's brother Liu Hui told RTHK that he accompanied her to the airport himself on Tuesday morning, and a friend was accompanying her to Germany.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing that Ms Liu had gone to Germany to seek medical treatment in accordance with her wishes.

In a phone recording posted on the internet in May, Liu Xia was heard sobbing without talking for much of the time, apparently over her frustration with the processing of her application to leave China.

Liu Xiaobo, a veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, died last year while serving an 11-year jail sentence for "subversion", making him the first Nobel laureate to die in custody since the era of Nazi Germany.

Baby found buried alive in Missoula County mountains
Authorities soon learned that a 5-month-old baby, who had been left in Crowley's care, had been missing for several hours. Eventually, Crowley told the deputies the infant was possibly buried somewhere in the mountains, Bassett said.

After his death, his wife Liu Xia-who was with him in the hospital in his last days-disappeared back into the state of house arrest she'd lived in for years.

A source close to Western diplomats told the Post that Li raised the issue of Liu Xia during his meeting with Merkel.

Meanwhile the rights group Amnesty International welcomed the report, even as it called on the Chinese government to stop members of Liu Xia's family who remain in China.

The German embassy had offered in April to help Liu Xia travel to Germany but the move did not take place.

Liu's release coincides with a visit to Germany by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

In May, dozens of the world's leading writers and artists, from Michael Chabon to Paul Auster and Khaled Hosseini, called on China to release her to seek medical treatment overseas.

IHOP acknowledges it faked IHOb name change
IHOP's "word of mouth" score skyrocketed following the name change, according to YouGov BrandIndex data . The change drew massive backlash on social media with some calling the move an " epic failure ".

Berlin has been pushing China to let Liu leave the country following the death of her husband.

"We noticed that Liu Xia's brother Liu Hui still remains in the country, just like a hostage". "May the rest of her life be peaceful and happy".

China claimed that Liu Xia's freedom of movement was not impeded.

But now, Liu Xia is reported to have been allowed to leave China. She has never been charged with any crime.

Her husband was only the second Nobel Peace Prize victor to die in police custody, a fact pointed to by human rights groups as an indication of the ruling party's increasingly hard line against its critics.

Memorial events to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Liu Xiaobo's death on Friday are planned in cities around the world including Hong Kong, Taipei and Berlin. "However, after eight years under illegal house arrest her health is a cause for genuine concern". "It would be most callous of the Chinese authorities to use Liu Xia's relatives to put pressure on Liu Xia to prevent her from speaking out in future". At the time, Liu had arrived in Helsinki, Finland to transfer flights.

Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer bagels and beats Adrian Mannarino
The 28-year-old Nishikori is the first Japanese man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995. After the review confirmed the ball landed on the line, umpire Juan Zhang of China awarded the point to Cibulkova.



Other News

Trending Now

Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee?
The Times also reported that McConnell did not "want to draw the ire" of Paul over Kavanaugh's role in crafting Bush-era policies. Kavanaugh spoke at a University of Minnesota Law School event in 2008 and later published an article about the event.

Cristiano Ronaldo rejects huge Chinese Super League contract offer
Juventus have emerged as surprise frontrunners to sign the 33-year-old this summer following reports that he is unhappy at the Bernabeu and eager for a new challenge.

Whatsapp to introduce new tool to address fake news
The feature will surely help users to avoid spam links that are forwarded every day in groups and to normal chats in plain sight. This will protect users from phishing sites which might try and steal your personal data, such as your logins and passwords.

Boris Johnson quits as UK Foreign Secretary
Johnson said Britain was destined for a "semi Brexit" if the blueprint agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers on Friday is delivered. Under Conservative Party rules, a leadership race could be triggered if at least 48 of her MPs declared their support for one.

George Clooney reported hurt in motorcycle crash in Italy
Calls and emails to Clooney's spokesman in regards to the accident weren't immediately returned, according to Associated Press. He was joined by wife Amal Clooney and it has been reported that the pair left the hospital together in a private vehicle .

England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA
The Spurs right-back has been one of the key men in the squad as Gareth Southgate's side have reached the World Cup semi-final. The Euro '96 anthem managed to topple Drake from the top spot, clocking up over one million streams in just one day.

Rescuers begin 'challenging' final push to free last five from Thai cave
Rescuers have quickened the speed of the latest rescues by two hours, learning and adapting from the last two days of rescues. Four of the trapped Thai cave boys were rescued over the weekend, and on Monday, four more were transported to the hospital.

Lando Calrissian Will Return For STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
JJ Abrams returns to direct Star Wars: Episode IX from a script he has co-written with Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio. Williams joins a cast that includes Daisy Ridley , John Boyega , Oscar Isaac , Adam Driver , and Keri Russell .

Star of 'Borat' and 'Bruno' returns satirical gaze to US
Now the actor has shared a second video which teases what has been reported to be a new series for Showtime . Other than Trump, Baron Cohen could also be targeting other celebrities.

All the Details on Kate Middleton's Look for Prince Louis' Christening
He was baptized at the Chapel Royal on the grounds of St James's Palace in London , just like his older brother George . She first made her appearance in the corridor on the way to the chapel while holding her dad Prince William's hand.