fredag 7. juli 2017

Forget Trump. This is the strongman to protest at the G-20.

Europe is preparing to welcome President Trump with demonstrations during the Group of 20 meetings in Hamburg this week but few, if any, on that continent seem interested in protesting the visit of another strongman, Xi Jinping of China, and the treatment being meted out to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.

The Chinese announced on June 26 that Liu is suffering from late-stage liver cancer and that they had assembled a team of Chinese doctors to treat him. On Wednesday, Beijing said that authorities had invited Western cancer experts to come to China to treat him, but so far they have denied the request of Liu’s family to let him and his wife, Liu Xia, leave China to seek help abroad.