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Mo Yan, Liu Xiaobo: life of extremes


China's writer Mo Yan, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012, is facing criticism for his pro-government stands while Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a jailed human rights activist, is struggling to come to terms with her confinement under house arrest in Beijing.





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