However, it's unclear where Liu Xia, who's been largely out of contact with the outside world since her husband died, actually is.
Naming the street in front of the Chinese Embassy “Liu Xiaobo Plaza” would honour Liu and challenge China over its treatment of dissidents.
From Hong Kong to Australia, Liu Xiaobo’s supporters around the world gathered on Wednesday to mark the Chinese observance of the seventh day after the Nobel laureate’s death.
Most Chinese have only vaguely heard of Liu; those who know about him, in my experience, speak of him with distaste.
The legal bureau in the northeastern city of Shenyang, where he had been hospitalised, confirmed his death in a statement.
As China’s government faces mounting international pressure to grant imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo his wish to leave the country for treatment of advanced liver cancer, it’s fighting back with a familiar strategy: information control
Diocesan Girls’ School’s HKDSE super top scorer, Maggie Lam Li-man, has spoken out in support of dying Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, saying that he should be treated as a patient regardless of his political views.
There was no sign of Liu Xiaobo in the Beijing coffee shop, and he wasn’t answering his mobile phone and a call to his home brought worrying news: 10 police had arrived late the night before and taken him away.
Many people who disagree with the central government are angry that democracy activist and Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been taken to hospital because he has liver cancer, which will most likely kill him.
The United States on Tuesday urged China to grant Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife “freedom of movement”.