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Liu Xiaobo Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by J. Latourelle. December 23, 2009 In the course of my life, for more than half a century, June 1989 was the major turning point. Up to that point, I was a member of the first class to enter university when college entrance examinations were...
Criminal Verdict Translation by HRIC December 25, 2009 (2009) No. 3901 Public Prosecution Organ: Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate Branch No. 1
Defense Statement of the Second Instance Translation by HRIC. January 28, 2010 BEIJING MO SHAOPING LAW FIRM 1 The Southwest Yard Zhongshan Park Beijing 100031 PRC Tel/Fax: 86-10-6605-8311 Zip code: 100031 e-mail: shaoping@public.bta.net.cn To the first department of the Criminal Division of Beijing...
Translation by HRIC. Beijing Municipal High People’s Court Criminal Division, Final Verdict No. 64 (2010) Original Public Prosecution Organ: Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate Branch No. 1
January 13, 2000 Translation by HRIC. Dear Beardie or Baldie: I’ve been reading your My Testimony [unofficial translation of 《证词》, Zhengci ] day and night. Liu Xia read it very fast; I read it much more slowly. Between reading it ten lines at a time and spending time to understand each word, I’m...
Translation by HRIC. On December 10, 2009, the day the Beijing Municipal Intermediate People’s Procuratorate indicted Liu Xiaobo, 165 signers of Charter 08 issued an online statement claiming shared responsibility with Liu Xiaobo for any punishment imposed. Other signers of Charter 08 actively...
April 27 to June 4, 1989 Returned from Columbia University, where he was a visiting scholar, to Beijing to participate in the 1989 Democracy Movement, including the hunger strike June 6, 1989 to January 1991 Detained at Qincheng Prison in Beijing on charges of “counterrevolution” September 1989...
Liu Xiaobo 2006 Translated by HRIC, based on a translation by Paul Frank. When the Communist Party of China (CPC) boss Hu Jintao made his first official visit to the United States [in April 2006], he followed the old low-key pragmatic approach the CPC regime had adopted in its relations with the U...
HRIC Interview On January 19, 2010, Václav Havel—playwright and former dissident who became the last president of Czechoslovakia and later the first president of the Czech Republic—spoke with HRIC executive director Sharon Hom about Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 , and the difficult process of democratic...
Liu Xiaobo 2005 Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by Wen Huang. A nation is composed of its people. People are the mainstay of a nation; they are also the source of national sovereignty and the owners of national interests. In a rational political system, the political power is conferred...

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