Liu Xiaobo, (December 28, 1955 - July 13, 2017), Born in Changchun, Jilin Province. A writer, literary critic, human rights activist, and principle drafter of Charter 08, 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Liu Xiaobo graduated from the Chinese Literature Department at Jilin University and obtained his master and doctorate degree from Beijing Normal University where he later became a lecturer. He served as the second and third term president of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, and editor-in-chief of the "Democratic China" online magazine. He took part in the Tiananmen democracy movement, for which he was arrested and jailed. His lifelong commitment to advocating political reforms and participating in the campaign to end the Communist Party's one-party dictatorship resulted in him being repeatedly arrested and sentenced. Liu Xiaobo is the only Nobel Prize laureate in the history of the prize that has never emerged into personal freedom from being awarded to his death.
In a move likely to anger Beijing, a sculpture commemorating Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner, will be unveiled in Taiwan’s capital in July to honor the democracy activist, who died last year in a Chinese prison.