Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Old Friend Liu Xiaobo

That is the title of article published in the WSJ today by Liu's close friend MR.Bei Ling. It is a great one and if any one got to read the full article would know the price of his Nobel Prize awarded this year. Indeed, the reader would also know the price of Liu's courages fight for "liberty" and "freedom".

Ling writes:

  • When I first met Liu Xiaobo in the early 1980s, we were both just out of university and he was living around the corner in Beijing. We became close friends and drinking buddies; at night we used to open bottles of beer and discuss the exciting changes taking place in our society.

  • Beijing at that time was a heady place for young intellectuals. After the death of Chairman Mao Zedong and the fall of the Gang of Four, it felt like a dark cloud had lifted and all sorts of ideas could be discussed freely for the first time in ...

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