The week since Nobel Peace laureate, democracy advocate, and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo died under police guard in a Shenyang hospital has seen a torrent of tributes, commentaries, and reflections. Several observers have sought to make sense of the authorities’ treatment of Liu. From Andrew J. Nathan at Foreign Affairs, for example:
In China, nonviolent protest has been met with pervasive surveillance, harassment, random violence, and criminal prosecution.
July 21, 2017 12:23 PM