» 12/03/2010, 00.00
Beijing’s paranoia over Liu Xiaobo
A week before the award ceremony is to take place, Chinese authorities are still arresting dissidents and pro-democracy activists. The Communist government says it will be difficult to maintain “friendly relations” with Norway.
08/10/2010 CHINA – NORWAY
Nobel Prize goes to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
The scholar, author and first signatory of Chart 08, was awarded the prize because of his long-standing non-violent struggle for democracy and peace. For Beijing, it is an “obscenity”.
19/12/2016 12:57:00 CHINA – NORWAY
Oslo and Beijing resume diplomatic relations, forgetting Liu Xiaobo
The great writer and dissident is serving an 11-year sentence for "subversion of state power." His wife is under house arrest. Norway and China resume talks in order to achieve free trade.
A year since Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Prize, Beijing hits Norwegian salmon
China strikes at a Norwegian symbol, blaming the country for awarding the Chinese dissident the Nobel peace prize. A year after this recognition, Liu is still in prison in northeastern China. Chinese human rights group calls for his release.
Beijing leans on Europe: Do not go to the Nobel for Liu Xiaobo
China is officially asking to all countries of the continent not to attend the ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize to dissident in prison, which will take place December 10 in Oslo.
Arrests and control: only one activist in Oslo for Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel
The Nobel Committee has reserved 30 to 50 seats for friends of Liu, but has so far secured only the presence of Wan Yanhai, who fled to America last May. Prof. He Guanghui, a professor at Renmin, was detained at Beijing airport. Zhang Zuhua, Bao Tong, Ding Zilin all under house arrest.
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