Thursday, December 18, 2014

China village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boy

Kun Kun lives with his grandparents, who struggle to care for him. Local people said he had been running wild and had begun starting fires.
A Beijing Youth Daily feature on the boy has attracted tens of thousands of comments online.
Officials are reportedly planning to "educate" the villagers.
Discrimination against those with Aids is said to be common in China.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jailed Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo sends message to the world:

Liu Xiaobo sends message to the world: pay attention to other Chinese activists | World news | The Guardian
The jailed Chinese Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has told an overseas friend that he is relatively healthy but wants the world to pay more attention to other Chinese activists.
In a message that was smuggled out of prison, he writes: “The aura around me is enough already. I hope the world can pay more attention to other victims who are not well known, or not known at all.” .
The message was to Liao Yiwu, who posted it on Facebook on Thursday. Liao did not say how he received the message from Liu, who is serving an 11-year sentence for inciting state subversion. Liu’s friends have said the message is genuine.