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China is 'threat to world' says dissident writer

Apr 05, 2019 - 3:27 PM

(UPDATED) 'My dream is that China splits up into 10 or so countries. Because China as it is today is a threat for the whole world,' Liao Yiwu says as his latest book, 'Bullets and Opium', is published in France

PATRIOT. File photo of Chinese dissident poet Liao Yiwu. Photo from

Widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo arrives in Berlin

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:11 PM

In an emotional phone call with Liao Yiwu recently, Liu Xia says, 'They should add a line to the constitution: 'Loving Liu Xiaobo is a serious crime – it's a life sentence'.'

IN GERMANY. Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo, smiles as she arrives at the Helsinki International Airport in Vantaa, Finland, on July 10, 2018. Photo by Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva/AFP

Dissident Chinese writer brands Mo Yan a 'state poet'

Oct 14, 2012 - 8:31 AM

Dissident Chinese writer Liao Yiwu who lives in Germany on Saturday October 13 savaged China s Nobel Prize winning author Mo Yan as a state poet close to the communist regime

Chinese author Mo Yan after an event in Hamburg, Germany, 20 September 2008. Photo by Johannes Kolfhaus / via Wikipedia