- Title: Beijing tells Germany to stay out of ailing Chinese dissident affair
- Date: 11th July 2017
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 11, 2017) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG WALKING IN FOR REGULAR BRIEFING MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, GENG SHUANG, SAYING: "In terms of the statement you mentioned made by Germany in Berlin, our comment is still the same, we hope the country in question can respect China's judicial sovereignty and does not use so-called individual cases to interfere in China's internal politics." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY
- Embargoed: 25th July 2017 10:15
- Keywords: China rights Chinese dissident Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo late-stage liver cancer Germany move out of country foreign hospital
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016P9VK1X
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China called on Germany on Tuesday (July 11) not to interfere in the treatment of sick dissident Liu Xiaobo, after Germany complained that Liu's treatment appeared to be being directed by state security, rather than medical professionals.
The German embassy in Beijing said in a statement the recordings were made during the visit of a German doctor to Liu over the weekend "against the expressed wishes of the German side, which were communicated in writing prior to the visit". A German and U.S. doctor who visited Liu said on Sunday (July 9) he could be moved abroad safely for treatment and he wanted to go to either Germany or the United States, but any move needed to happen soon.
The Chinese hospital treating Liu offered a bleak prognosis on Monday (July 10), saying he is seriously ill, as a U.S. attorney who represents Liu accused Beijing of hastening his death by refusing to allow his transfer to a foreign hospital.
Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms.
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