Listina 08 je poziv k demokratizaciji in ustavni prenovi Kitajske. Njen pobudnik dr. Liu Xiaobo je bil včeraj na sodišču obsojen na 11 let zapora.
“China, as a major nation of the world, as one of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and as a member of the UN Council on Human Rights, should be contributing to peace for humankind and progress toward human rights. Unfortunately, we stand today as the only country among the major nations that remains mired in authoritarian politics. Our political system continues to produce human rights disasters and social crises, thereby not only constricting China’s own development but also limiting the progress of all of human civilization. This must change, truly it must. The democratization of Chinese politics can be put off no longer.” (Listina 08)