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Remembering Liu Xiaobo

Few human rights activists in China wielded the respect that Liu Xiaobo did. When Liu died of cancer last week, many blamed the Chinese government who had him imprisoned since 2009. 

In a 2006 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Chicago-based writer Wen Huang, writing on behalf of Liu, said “the government continues to follow a lopsided strategy of pursuing economic growth without making any movement toward political reform, hoping that providing more material comfort to its citizens will be enough to buy their silent acquiescence in its continuing repression.” Wen joins Worldview to discuss how much Liu’s legacy has persisted, and where his hopes for China stand today.

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