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  • Secret video of China Nobel's wife screens in NYC

    Rare video showing what life is like under house arrest for Liu Xia, the Chinese artist and poet married to jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, was screened for the first time Tuesday in New York City to an audience of Chinese and American writers and activists who have pushed for her release.

  • **FILE** In this image made Dec. 28, 2012, from a video and provided by Hu Jia via AP Video, Liu Xia (right), wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, reacts to an unexpected visit by a group of activists at her home in Beijing. (Associated Press/Hu Jia via AP Video)

    Activist asks public to visit China Nobel wife

    Chinese activists urged the public on Wednesday to visit dissident Liu Xiaobo's wife to highlight that she has been under house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

  • Activist asks public to visit China Nobel wife

    Chinese activists urged the public on Wednesday to visit dissident Liu Xiaobo's wife to highlight that she has been under house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

  • Chinese writer Yu Jie (AP photo)

    Chinese dissident describes torture

    Chinese dissident Yu Jie said Wednesday that security officials in Beijing tortured him to the brink of death because of his political opinions and friendship with another prominent pro-democracy advocate, Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

  • Censored Chinese artist's photos coming to NYC

    Photographs by Chinese artist Liu Xia (lee-OW' zah) will be shown at Columbia University next month. She's the wife of imprisoned 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo (Lee-OW' Zawh-BOH').

  • Liu Xia, wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, is cut off from the outside world by the Chinese government. (Kyodo News via Associated Press)

    Jailed Nobel winner's wife silenced by government-ordered isolation

    In a quiet, leafy Beijing neighborhood, a woman has been living in enforced isolation in her book-lined, fifth-floor apartment.

  • Nobel Commitee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland, left, and committee member Kaci Kullman Five place the Nobel Peace Prize medal and diploma on an empty chair representing Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo during a ceremony honoring Liu at city hall in Oslo, Norway, on Friday Dec. 10, 2010. Liu, a democracy activist, is serving an 11-year prison sentence in China on subversion charges brought after he co-authored a bold call for sweeping changes to Beijing's one-party communist political system. (AP Photo/John McConnico)

    Nobel peace ceremony for Liu goes ahead with empty chair

    Clapping solemnly, dignitaries in Norway celebrated this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, with an empty chair.

  • A man shows the first Confucius Peace Prize awarded to former Taiwanese Vice President Lien Chan during a press conference in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. A Chinese group awarded its own version of a peace prize Thursday, a move apparently intended to counter the Nobel committee's decision to honor imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

    Anti-Nobel plan energizes West

    China's campaign to vilify this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring Thursday, as criticism of Beijing rose and the imprisoned Chinese dissident seemed to be turning into a celebrity.

  • **FILE** Liu Xiaobo (Associated Press)

    House OKs resolution to release jailed Chinese dissident

    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and congratulating him on winning this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

  • A pro-democracy protester wearing a mask of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo protests outside the Chinese government liaison office in Hong Kong Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    18 countries join China in snub of Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

    China and 18 other countries have declined to attend this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Nobel officials said Tuesday as China unleashed another barrage deriding the decision.

  • China warns Nobel winner's kin against going to Oslo

    Chinese authorities are warning the family and friends of jailed democracy activist Liu Xiaobo against traveling to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on his behalf and have stepped up a campaign to discourage other governments from sending representatives to the investiture ceremony on Dec. 10.

  • A pro-democracy protester holding the picture of the jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, tries to climb across the police line during a demonstration at the China Liaison Office in Hong Kong Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes Chinese authorities will allow the wife or some other close relative of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to travel to Oslo and accept the award on his behalf. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Nobel panel may not hand out Liu's peace prize

    The Nobel Peace Prize may not be handed out this year because China is not likely to let anyone from imprisoned award-winner Liu Xiaobo's family attend the ceremony, a Nobel official said, calling China's diplomatic pressure this year unprecedented.

  • Liu Xia, wife of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, is seen here Oct. 4, before her husband was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. (Associated Press)

    China allows wife to visit jailed Nobel winner

    An imprisoned Chinese dissident who won this year's Nobel Peace Prize was allowed to meet Sunday with his wife and told her in tears that he was dedicating the award to victims of a 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, his wife and a close friend said.

  •  In this Jan. 12, 2010, file photo, pro-democracy protesters hold a candle light vigil as they support recently jailed mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo, shown on a poster, in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

    China warns Nobel official: Don't honor dissident

    The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute said Tuesday that a high-ranking Chinese official warned him that giving this year's peace prize to a jailed Chinese dissident would harm relations between Norway and China.

  • Don't award dissident with Nobel, Beijing warns

    China has warned the Nobel committee against awarding its coveted peace prize to a jailed Chinese dissident, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute said Tuesday.

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