» 10/08/2010, 00.00
Nobel Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a gift for China and the West
The prize is a comfort to all signatories of Charter 08. Respect for human rights and religious freedom are the only way to save China from pending disaster signs of which are already visible today. A warning for Beijing, but also for the West, which only sees the Chinese giant as a means to solve economic problems.
Bao Tong: a tribute to Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo. Rights for all, by nonviolent means
The great statesman, under formal house arrest since the Tiananmen Square massacre (1989), shows the great novelty of the proposals of Liu Xiaobo, who today will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, though he will be absent because sentenced to 11 years for "subversion of state power". Affirming human rights through peaceful means condemning Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, who have betrayed the ideals of the People’s Republic of China. The present essay is written to honor the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner and as a preface to the book "A Collection of Essays by Liu Xiaobo”, soon to be published in Chinese.
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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.
Chinese government uses terrorism charge to eliminate Uighur people
Thus claims Rebiya Kadeer, Nobel Peace Prize candidate for her defence of Uighur rights and of women's rights in China. She described the accusations of terrorism levelled by Beijing as unfounded and said she hoped for more international attention for her people's plight.
A month after Liu Xiaobo gets Nobel Prize, more dissidents arrested
Beijing marks the event by arresting other dissidents. Mo Shaoping, a lawyer who has represented anti-regime figures in court, is stopped at the airport.
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.
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