tirsdag 18. juli 2017

Why the death of Liu Xiaobo fills me with rage and sadness

The Chinese Communist Party has killed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was imprisoned for more than eight years for his wish to see a free and humane China emerge from decades of violence and destruction. 

The news of his death fills me with a burning rage and a profound sadness, built on years of watching the CCP destroy lives with impunity, and leaving violence and blood as its prevailing legacy. In this time of grief and mourning, we must not only honor Liu’s life and work, but also act swiftly in his memory to end the continued wrongdoings of the Chinese Communist Party regime, writes Chen Guangcheng, author of “The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man’s Fight for Justice and Freedom in China.”