Any means. This "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs" wisdom received a reality check with the news of the death of Chinese human rights activist, dissident and Nobel Peace Prize victor Liu Xiaobo on Thursday.
Activists in China, while speaking to AFP, said Xia's parents passed away a year ago, which led to her suffering from depression.
A trawling of the Internet showed posts mourning Mr Liu, who died of liver cancer on Thursday.
The Swiss foreign ministry has called on the Chinese government to allow Liu's wife, Xia, full burial rights and to guarantee her freedom of movement.
China has lodged complaints against Germany, France, the United States and the United Nations human rights high commissioner over criticism about the handling of Liu's death. I think Liu Xiaobo's death really closed up a door, a door for peaceful transaction of China become a civilised society.
"When Mr. Liu Xiaobo died, he was not in any pain at that moment, he was very much at peace, because all of his relatives said their goodbyes beforehand".
On June 28, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) introduced a concurrent resolution in the House calling on Beijing to unconditionally release Liu and his wife, and urging the Trump administration to seek their humanitarian transfer from China "so that he can seek medical treatment in the United States or elsewhere overseas".
"It is nonsense for (China), on the one hand, to commit itself to worldwide rights protections in the exercise of its sovereignty and then, on the other, to say that holding it to such commitments is a violation of its sovereignty". At the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2010, he was represented by an empty chair.
In 1996, the authorities granted him permission to marry Liu Xia, an artist and poet, whilst still in jail.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo has died in Chinese custody at the age of 61. "However, the West only puts a halo on those useful to them", said the outlet, which is published by the same group that publishes the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily, adding that Mr Liu's political goals were "in opposition to the path of history".
Wu'er is one of the best-known figures from the pro-democracy movement which took over the square in Beijing in 1989, prompting abloody crackdown in which several hundreds are believed to have died.
China said at the time that Liu's award was an "obscenity" that should not have gone to a man it called a criminal and a subversive.
Liu, a prolific essayist and literary critic, was serving an 11-year sentence for incitement to subversion.
Judicial authorities in Shenyang, where Liu was being treated, said he was given emergency treatment beginning Monday after his condition continued to deteriorate.
"Hong Kong people are always very compassionate and so I share that compassion of many Hong Kong people by sending my condolences to the wife and the family of Mr Liu", Ms Lam told an global media event.
"Mr Liu dedicated his life to the betterment of his country and humankind, and to the pursuit of justice and liberty", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.
"My heartfelt condolences go out to Liu's wife Liu Xia and all of his loved ones". The president had been holding a news conference in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron when a reporter asked him what he thought personally of Xi Jinping, the Chinese president.
China has responded to worldwide criticism by lodging diplomatic protests with countries that have spoken out in support Liu Xiaobo, including the United States, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on.