By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The wife of China’s jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner has written an open letter to new Chinese leader Xi Jinping to protest an 11-year prison term given to her brother, the family’s lawyer said June 14. In the letter, Liu Xiaobo’s wife Liu Xia said the sentencing […]
China honors Putin with Confucius Prize
By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin BEIJING (AP) — The sponsors of a would-be Chinese alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize held their second award ceremony on Friday, handing a gold Confucius statue and a certificate meant for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to a pair of exchange students, an […]
Controversial Ore. congressman Wu gets a primary challenger
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon congressman who has acknowledged inappropriate behavior during the 2010 election campaign will face a primary challenge in the next election.
China anti-Nobel campaign is winning it no friends
BEIJING (AP) — China’s campaign to vilify this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring
Mongolian activist’s son: China police took mother
BEIJING, China (AP) — Chinese police detained the wife of the co-founder of a Mongolian separatist movement and raided the family bookstore just days before the
US official says China’s president will visit in January
BEIJING, China (AP)—China’s President Hu Jintao is scheduled to visit the United States in January, a senior U.S. official said Thursday, Oct. 21st in
Furious China blocks visit to Nobel winner’s wife
BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday blocked European officials from meeting with the wife of the jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner, cut off her phone communication
Contender for Nobel prize is in Chinese prison
BEIJING (AP) — When the police came for Liu Xiaobo on a December night nearly two years ago, they didn’t tell the dissident author why he was being taken away.