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Liu Xia

Liu Xiang (born July 13, 1983 in Putuo District, Shanghai) is a Chinese 110 meter hurdler. Liu is an Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion.

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Chinese authorities are immune from any criticism and condemnation from international community because Chinese….
Deeply concerned that has not been seen since her husband funeral
Pei Xia Chen, widow of slain NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu, gives birth to their baby 3 years after his death.…
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Liu Xia, on the status of her husband, Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. Full story:
A poem by Liu Xia, written for her husband Liu Xiaobo in memorial for the massacre.
My recent essay on Liu Xiaobo, his poet and wife Liu Xia, his biographer via
Liu Xiaobo's wife Liu Xia said he could not receive operation or chemotherapy for his late stage cancer...
“If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller”, by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu. Read:…
I'll just leave this here. (From Xia Jia's essay in Ken Liu's Invisible Planets.)
Asian Monsters is out with dark tales from Xia Jia, Ken Liu, Usman Malik & more. Contact or me if you want to…
Today I recommend EMPTY CHAIRS by the Chinese poet Liu Xia. Published by and longlisted for the BTBA.
Y: The line which I said the most was “Zi Long” and “pervert!”. (she pronounced the first word of 流氓下流 ‘liu mang xia liu’ as 牛 ‘niu’ (cow))
In this show, which sentence is the most memorable one?. Yoona: Zhao Zi Long, liu mang xia liu (despicable rogue)
Lucy Harvest Clarke's brilliant performance for Liu Xia at festival yesterday
Lucy Harvest Clarke holds a sign with 'I am not free' on it against the backdrop of a video of Liu Xia
Whoa, free chinese literature. I hope I get Xia Jia, Tang Fei and Liu stories?
A Mix of Silk and Iron, Iris Mahan's review of Empty Chairs: The Selected Poems, by Liu Xia.
Xia Liu is using BMIT micro-beams to research new breast cancer therapy methods.
The February 9. Today is the birthday of 10 students killed, they are: Cao Zi Wei, du Yu Han, Huang Shasha, Liu Hengguang, Xia ...
to Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Prize winner jailed 11 yrs for prodemoc work. Thinking of u and Liu Xia.
“If they tell you, I am free, tell them I am not free.” Liu Xia's EMPTY CHAIRS reviewed by Iris Mahan.
Please, write to Liu Xia, wife´s Liu Xiaobo. Let's all write them letters and send cards.
Liu Xia’s brave, mind-altering poems reviewed at So happy published this book.
"The Silent Strength of Liu Xia", by Liu Xia, wife of imprisoned 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo.
Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel in 2010. Since then, his wife Liu Xia has been under house arrest and lost nearly everything
I just called for Chinese poet Liu Xia to be freed
How long does it take foreign press 2c the pattern: CCP propaganda uses vacuous "news" abt Liu Xia now Liu Xiaobo as a distraction tactic.
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2 Prominent Women Under Detention Are Hospitalized.Two prominent women — Liu Xia and Cao Shunli — were hospitalized in poor health this week, after months or years of detention, according to their lawyers and friends. Ms. Liu, 52, the wife of the jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been under effective house arrest for three years as her husband serves an 11-year jail term for “inciting subversion of state power.” She was hospitalized on Tuesday, or Sunday — accounts vary — with severe depression and a heart ailment. Her emotional and mental state has long been regarded as fragile by supporters. Ms. Cao, 52, a former cadre at the now-disbanded Ministry of Labor and Manpower, was detained after she took part in sit-down protests last year outside the Foreign Ministry, where she and others called for ordinary Chinese to be allowed to contribute to an assessment of human rights in China, part of the United Nations’ Universal Periodical Review. The protests had failed — Chinese officia ...
We're all Liu Xia -- prominent Chinese activists shave their heads to show support to Liu Xiaobo's wife.
China angry at Obama's meeting with Dalai Lama..Criticism is part of continuing campaign to marginalize the Tibetan spiritual leader for his support of greater autonomy for Tibet.Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying reiterated those remarks at a regular press conference today in Beijing. Beijing remains determined to limit the Dalai Lama's international influence and pressures governments worldwide not to meet the Buddhist monk it has called a "wolf in sheep's clothing." China responded to a visit granted the Dalai Lama in the United Kingdom by putting diplomatic relations into cold storage for over a year after Prime Minister David Cameron met him in May 2012. Countries next in China's firing line over Tibet include the Netherlands and Norway, which the Dalai Lama will visit in May. Beijing has given Norway years of diplomatic and business grief after the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize award to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. His wife Liu Xia, held under effective house arrest ever since, and never charged wi ...
Since China MFA says the Dalai Lama is the only person in world Obama cannot meet, he should ask to meet Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia, Ilham Tohti
Liu Xia, wife of Liu Xiaobo, suffers heart attack, denied medical care by govt. Write for her:
Heart condition concern for Chinese dissident Liu Xia - | Take action for her:
Liu Xia hospitalised - house arrest cited as main reason for worsening of health
Nobel winner's wife Liu Xia speaks out from house arrest through her poems via
A hospital in Beijing refused to treat Liu Xia, whose activist husband Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, to the fury of China's rulers.
FYI: Mentor Kathleen will be reading at this event exploring the work of Chinese poet Liu Xia tomorrow
Recent translations by Jennifer Stern and Ming Di are a reminder that Liu Xia, under extralegal house arrest since October 2010, has not been forgotten.
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, has urged China to free the Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia, five years...
We ask all of you: please write to Liu Xia to the address below. . Take care, write messages without political...
I am Zeng Jinyan, I arrived in Hong Kong from Beijing in the early hours of this morning. I am relaying the following requests from Liu Xia.
Liu Xia is asking for help. Here is what she needs. 1. I am pleading for the Freedom to consult a qualified...
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Liu Xia, poet, painter and photographer, has lived under house arrest, largely isolated from the outside world, for over three years. Friends, supporters, journalists and diplomats attempting to visit her have all been blocked, with rare exception, by the guards who monitor her 24 hours a day. Liu X...
Liu Xia, pictured in 2012, has been under virtual house arrest since 2010. Her husband Liu Xiaobo was jailed in 2009. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP
Former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke issued a statement urging Beijing to restore Liu Xia's freedom and free...
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Human rights groups ask for Liu Xia's release
450k signatures are being delivered today to Chinese embassies calling for Liu Xiaobo to be freed.
“Saving Liu Xia 2014” Launched   Issued by Friends of Liu Xiaobo Citizen Power for China/Initiatives for China   Dec.10, 2013 the International Human Rights Day   According to Reuters and other media, as well as her own letters that have been smuggled out of China, Ms. Liu Xia, the wife of the imprisoned Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, is suffering from severe depression and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The source of her stress is not only her husband’s imprisonment and the persecution of her family, but the fact that the Chinese government has kept her under house arrest ever since her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize three years ago.   During these three years her movements have been severely restricted. She cannot go anywhere without a police escort. No one can visit her home. No one can call her and she cannot call out. Even the letters that she and her husband write to each other every week are confiscated.   Liu Xia has never been charged with a crime, yet ...
Hope understand and set free Laureate Liu Xiaobo & Liu Xia we wanted all free
On International Human Rights Day, we continue to call on China to release Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo & end house arrest of his wife Liu Xia.
Liu Xia has been held at her home in Beijing since her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010
5th Anniversary of Liu Xiaob's arrest. Raising concerns for human rights.
We will drive off Liu Bei and take control Xia Pi! (Lu Bu)
Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo Dark matter Dec 6th 2013, 3:32 by G.E. | BEIJING The Economist: A long way from his rightful place EVERY year at this time The Economist publishes an annual almanac predicting big events and trends to watch out for in the year coming. I’m publishing here a companion piece of the sort you won’t find in The World in 2014, because it is about the absence of change. For Liu Xiaobo, 2014 does not figure to be a special year. He is expected to endure it in the same way as he has this year. The same may be true for his wife, Liu Xia, though she manages on occasion to make herself heard, including a recent request for some basic freedoms. Mr Liu was arrested five years ago this week, and he was sentenced four years ago this month. He has not been heard from directly since. At the ceremony awarding him the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize (pictured) his absence was marked by the empty chair he should have been sitting in. Uttering his name is in itself a political act. Perry Link, an eminent Am ...
Activist Zeng Jinyan calls attention to the plight of Liu Xia under house arrest.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo is unwell under house arrest and possibly suffering from severe...
Liu Xia is one of the most prominent contemporary Chinese artists, but her work is censured throughout her native country. Since January 2011, she has been isolated…
The silent strenght of Liu Xia in Naples
The New York Times's Austin Ramzy has a story you should read about Liu Xia, painter/poet/artist and wife of (as routinely noted) jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. The entire thing is worth your time, but we'd like to highlight a letter Liu Xia, who remain
On the eve of the vice president’s visit, human rights groups urged him to press Chinese leaders on the plight of two of the country’s most prominent dissidents, Liu Xiaobo, and his wife, Liu Xia.
Concern is growing for the mental health of Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Nick AdmussenDecember 03, 2013Nick AdmussenA protest sign in Hong Kong that reads "Free Liu Xiaobo. Free Liu Xia." Photograph: Voice of America.Like many people my age who write poetry, I am occasionally uncomfortable being called a poet. The word strikes me as the description of an identity rather…
For more detail on the "soft" imprisonment of Liu Xia (whose crime is being married to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo), follow
Liu Xia asks for basic human rights- To freely consult a doctor, read letters from Liu Xiaobo & vice versa and to work & receive an income
We are writing to you on the eve of your upcoming visit to Beijing to encourage you to raise the case of former PEN President and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo with your counterparts, pressing them to release Liu Xiaobo from prison, as well as his wife, fellow poet and artist Liu Xia, f...
Liu Xiaobo's wife Liu Xia sends a plea to Chinese government asking to allow her to visit doctors, read her...
Liu Xia, the wife of the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, says she finds joy in reading. “My reading has no specific goal; for me it’s rather like breathing — I have to do it in order to live,” she wrote in a letter.
A letter from Liu Xiaobo's wife Liu Xia's is released today in New York Times about her isolation under house...
Liu Xia's request: to be allowed to seek medical treatment; to correspond with Liu Xiaobo; to work and earn a living
Liu Xia, wife of jailed Liu Xiaobo, "close to going crazy, close to mental collapse”, says lawyer. Reuters:
For we do know freedom has its limits, freedom has its costs For the world will easily throw these names into the dustbin of history Their greatness like Liu Xia, Eskinder Nega and the countless stars on the sky of humankind At the deepest nights, they murmur, in light Act up Fight on Never take treasured things for granted Never regret for making right desicions though in pain
Liu Xia's situation becoming critical, more than 3 years under house arrest:
Dark, bare photos of modern China by Liu Xia, wife of best known detained Nobel Peace Prize on show at in Naples on Dec. 5
One of the heroes of our era is Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident imprisoned in China. The Chinese government has been trying to break his spirit by harassing his brave wife, Liu Xia, and more-or-less keeping her under house arrest. Now China has imprisoned her brother for 11 years. I hope the word will go out to Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia that the world stands with them and not with their tormentors.
"If they tell you I'm free, tell them I'm not free." Liu Xia, wife of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has...
12/12/04 Arch D. Tutu launched a petition as part of an international campaign to Free Chinese Nobel Peace Liu Xiaobo and wife Liu Xia. 450.000 citizens of the world joined the campaign on Deliveries are led by sections of Amnesty, Committee for Liu X., Friends of Liu X., or Freedom Now.
Hundreds of thousands call for Liu Xiaobo's release (Amnesty International) (Source: Amnesty International) Hundreds of thousands of people across the world united on Wednesday to call on China's new leader Xi Jinping to free imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia. More than 450,000 people from 130 countries signed a petition created by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to demand the couple's immediate release. The petition was delivered to Chinese authorities in Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Paris, New York, Taipei, and... ~GeeK3r
The Nobel Peace Prize 2010 Liu Xiaobo If I may be permitted to say so, the most fortunate experience of these past twenty years has been the selfless love I have received from my wife, Liu Xia. She could not be present as an observer in court today, but I still want to say to you, my dear, that I firmly believe your love for me will remain the same as it has always been. Throughout all these years that I have lived without freedom, our love was full of bitterness imposed by outside circumstances, but as I savor its aftertaste, it remains boundless. I am serving my sentence in a tangible prison, while you wait in the intangible prison of the heart. Your love is the sunlight that leaps over high walls and penetrates the iron bars of my prison window, stroking every inch of my skin, warming every cell of my body, allowing me to always keep peace, openness, and brightness in my heart, and filling every minute of my time in prison with meaning. My love for you, on the other hand, is so full of remorse and regr ...
Liu Xia, the wife of Liu Xiaobo has been illegally held under house arrest for over 26 months. She has not been able to communicate with others or leave her ...
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Liu Xia trembled uncontrollably and cried Thursday as she described how her _ under house arrest has been absurd and emotionally draining in the two years since her jailed activist husband, Liu Xiaobo, was named a Nobel Peace laureate in 2010. A- entrapment B- embosoming C- bailment D- confinement E- concealment
In her first interview since being detained, Liu Xia says she never expected Chinese authorities would hold her under house arrest for more than two years af...
News: PEN urges immediate release of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo from prison and his wife Liu Xia from house arrest on International Human Rights Day
BEIJING (AP) — The wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo says in a surprise interview that she never expected her house arrest to drag on for two years and that the experience is exacting an emotional toll on her.In her first interview in 26 months, Liu Xia told The Associated Press...
Reporters Without Borders acquired a short video showing artist Liu Xia, wife of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, living under house arrest: Smoking a cigarette at the window is one of the few freedoms she can still
Liu Xia has been held incommunicado for 2 years. Her spouse, Liu Xiaobo is imprisoned for "inciting subversion of state power" in his writing
Moving video of Liu Xia, under house arrest, silhouetted in a window. "The only freedom she is allowed":
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