Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:53 AM

Lesson of Tiananmen Square for Chinese gov: Jails can be just as effective as tanks

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

Liu Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil at Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought him a lengthy prison sentence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while locked away, died under guard in a hospital on Thursday. He was 61.

(New York Times, July 13, 2017)

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