Adopted as prophet embraced as martyr

HONG KONG (SE): The question, “Do you think the Chinese government will release him now?” that was asked on the evening of 10 December 2010 in Oslo, Norway, when an empty chair sat in its lonely position on the stage at the presentation of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Liu Xiaobo has now been definitively answered.
 
Liu’s death from liver cancer in the First Hospital of the China Medical University in Shenyang on July 13 has given the definitive answer to that question and has seen widespread grief and anger expressed from many parts of the globe.
 
Christians in Hong Kong, who had adopted him as a prophet, are now embracing him as a martyr to the cause of the truth.
 
The former bishop of Hong Kong, Joseph Cardinal...