RFI: Terminally Ill Liu Xiaobo Released on Humanitarian Grounds


Barry Sautman, Faculty Associate of IEMS and Professor of Social Sciences at HKUST, was quoted in RFI discussing the release of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo. “Liu Xiaobo advocated, in effect, regime change in China. He wanted to establish a liberal democratic regime in China.”

Sautman added that “it was utterly counterproductive to put Liu Xiaobo in jail. It does no good at all to just put him away in jail and not in fact take on the ideas that Liu Xiaobo propagated, which were ideas that would be extremely unpopular among the majority of people in China.”

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