Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Hong Kong to mark 20 years of rule by China, was met on arrival in the former British colony on June 29 with calls to release writer and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo. Liu, 61, is being treated at a hospital in northeastern China, following a diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer. Liu was already in jail when he was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China" in a decision that infuriated Beijing, which put his wife under strict house arrest.
Chinese writer and democracy activist Liu, 61, is currently being treated at a hospital in Liaoning's provincial capital Shenyang, his lawyer told RFA, following a diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer little more than a month ago. Liu was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China" in a decision that infuriated Beijing, which says he has broken Chinese law.
Ecological migrants are people who are forced to leave their homes due to various impacts of climate change (flooding, land degradation, extreme weather).
U.S. student Otto Warmbier died Monday, days after he was sent home in a coma from prison in North Korea. In a posting on Twitter, U.S. President Donald Trump thanked China for attempting to resolve tensions with North Korea, but declared that Beijing's "efforts" had failed. China is North Korea’s closest ally.
Slightly more than 7 million Cambodians, or nearly 90 percent of registered voters, turned out for commune council polls on June 4, 2017—a record turnout in a test of public opinion ahead of 2018 general elections.