The jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo has told a friend that he is relatively healthy but wants the world to pay more attention to other Chinese activists.

"The aura around me is enough already. I hope the world can pay more attention to other victims who are not well known, or not known at all," said a message sent by Liu to dissident Liao Yiwu, who lives in exile in Germany.

Liao, who posted the message Thursday on Facebook, did not say how he received the message from Liu, who is serving an 11-year jail sentence for inciting state subversion, but Liu's friends say the message is genuine.

While in prison, Liu was awarded the Peace Nobel Prize in 2010 for his calls for political reforms.