Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei was a longtime supporter of Liu Xiaobo, China's most famous political prisoner. DW met him at his studio in Berlin after the world heard of Liu's death and asked him when he had last been in touch with his friend.
China's most prominent political dissident Liu Xiaobo has died in custody after a battle with liver cancer. The news triggered an outpouring of grief and condemnation for China's treatment of him.
After spending years criticizing the Chinese authorities, the dissident artist keeps dealing with difficult issues by focusing on refugees. As Ai Weiwei turns 60, here's a look back at the restless provocateur's career.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, an important critic of China's Communist Party, has died after years of imprisonment. He is known for his peaceful fight for democracy.
The ashes of Liu Xiaobo have been buried at sea depriving supporters of a future rallying point. There are reports his widow, Liu Xia, may have been freed from house arrest.
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