Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan said China should release Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo , risking a further rift as he seeks to repair bilateral ties damaged by a territorial dispute.
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou congratulated China’s Liu Xiaobo on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, called for jailed Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo to be freed, hours after the Communist Party trumpeted his award as a sign of China’s growing influence.
Wu’er Kaixi was losing faith.
President Barack Obama called on the Chinese government to release jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, who won the Nobel Peace Prize today for his struggle to promote human rights and democracy.
The wife of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been placed under house arrest in Beijing, rights group Human Rights in China said in an emailed statement.
Two men greeted him at the police station as he was escorted in from the January cold. Peng Chengxian didn’t ask who they were. Each wore a light-colored jacket and carried a dark handbag.