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Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in China
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Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in China

Jean-Philippe Béja, Fu Hualing, and Eva Pils

Abstract

In December 2008 some 350 Chinese intellectuals published a manifesto calling for reform of the Chinese constitution and an end to one-party rule. Known as “Charter 08,” the manifesto has since been signed by more than 10,000 people. One of its authors, Liu Xiaobo, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 but has remained in prison since 2009 for subversive crimes. This collection of essays—the first of its kind in English—examines the trial of Liu Xiaobo, the significance and impact of Charter 08, and the prospects for reform in China. The essays include contributions from legal and politica ... More

Keywords: Charter 08, Liu Xiaobo, Human rights, China, Constititutionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139064
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139064.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Philippe Béja, editor

Fu Hualing, editor

Eva Pils, editor

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