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Liu Xiaobo and the Future of China
The National Endowment for Democracy hosts a memorial symposium honoring the legacy of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Liu Xiaobo was hopeful about China's future. He famously said in the closing statement at his trial, "China will in the end become a nation ruled by law, where human rights reign supreme." Yet he also feared that if China didn't democratize but instead continued to rise as a dictatorship, "the results will not only be another catastrophe for the Chinese people but likely also a disaster for the spread of liberal democracy in the world." Liu's legacy remains profoundly relevant in our troubled world, and his courageous battle for democracy and against repression merits continued remembrance and celebration.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk by Scott Tong and a unique perspective on the transitions in China through the eyes of regular people.