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My tendency to idealize Western civilization arises from my nationalistic desire to use the West in order to reform China. But this has led me to overlook the flaws of Western culture.
I have viewed the West as if it were not only the salvation of China but also the natural and ultimate destination of all humanity.
Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.
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December 28, 1955
July 13, 2017
Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist who called for political reforms and the end of communist single-party rule. He was incarcerated as a political prisoner in Jinzhou, Liaoning.
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