"Only by taking medication can I fall asleep and stop looking at this painful world", she said, according to Ye.
As she got off a plane in transit at the airport in Helsinki, she spread her arms and grinned widely at a waiting photographer.
Ms Liu, 57, a poet, was photographed smiling as she entered the terminal in Finland.
Others said Beijing might be trying to curry favour with Western powers ahead of an EU-China summit next week, as China needs Europe in the trade battle with the United States. China hopes to team up with Germany.
She departed Beijing overnight and is traveling to Berlin, according to her attorney, Jared Genser, who credited President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, "and so many others in the worldwide community who helped make today possible".
"We call on the Chinese Government to permit Liu Xia's brother, Liu Hui, to travel freely and to release all other political prisoners".
As the United States on July 6 officially launched "the biggest trade war ever in economic history" (as China's Commerce Ministry referred to it), China's financial markets have been experiencing serious fluctuations. "China hopes to team up with Germany", he said.
Specifically, both sides plan to strengthen cooperation on digitization, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, new energy vehicles, and scientific and technological innovation - the items that the USA government aims to hit the hardest via its trade war, which targets advanced technologies that are the focus of the "Made in China 2025" plan.
Despite a diagnosis of late stage liver cancer and calls from the global community to release him for urgent medical treatment, Liu Xiaobo died at the age of 61 while still imprisoned on July 13, 2017.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying confirmed Liu Xia's departure on Tuesday, telling a press briefing that the widow left for Germany of her own accord to receive treatment.
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Liu Xia is an accomplished artist and poet who reluctantly followed her husband into politics two decades ago.
Officials have also insisted that Liu Xia was a free citizen - a clear contradiction of the reality on the ground, according to her friends and people who encountered guards blocking their attempts to visit her at her home in Beijing.
In May, Western diplomats tried to visit her in her home, but were turned away by security personnel, an official of one of the embassies involved told Reuters at the time.
"It's really wonderful that Liu Xia is finally able to leave China after suffering so much all these years". Liu Xia, though never formally charged with a crime, had been under strict house arrest.
Germany, which is also home to dissident artist Ai Weiwei, has been outspoken on rights in China.
Activists in Hong Kong gave a minute's applause for Liu Xia, followed by a minute's silence at a memorial for the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest veteran Liu Xiaobo, which was adorned with pictures of the couple.
The first anniversary of Liu Xiaobo's death is Friday. Those close to her say she suffers from heart ailments and depression, and has many times asked to leave China.
Several expressed concerns about the fate of Liu's brother, Liu Hui, who has previously been convicted of fraud and sentenced to jail in a case supporters said was a form of retaliation against the attention the Nobel laureate was getting.
Concerns for her safety surged in May, after a conversation between Liu Xia and her friend, exiled Chinese writer Liao Yiwu, surfaced on the Internet.
The drama in Thailand has even resonated as far as Russian Federation , where soccer's World Cup is reaching its final stages. They underwent X-rays and blood tests and will remain under observation in the hospital for at least seven days.
The mom of two told her mother (63) and daughter, Willow (17), that she went "cold turkey" to address her issues. I had already lost my mother, I had already lost a husband, I had already lost another relationship.
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The series will begin filming in in Belfast, though it could incorporate other locations, as Thrones is now famous for doing. Of course, this is just the pilot; it may never be ordered to series or be entirely reworked after filming.
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