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List Of China’s Friends Boycotting Nobel Prize

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 7, 2010

China has some odd friends:

Countries to boycott Nobel Prize
The countries joining China in its boycott include Russia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, Tunisia, Iraq, Iran, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco and the Philippines.

The 58 countries who have embassies in Oslo were invited to attend.

China strongly objected to Liu’s win last October and levelled more criticism Tuesday, calling members of the Nobel committee “clowns” who are “interfering in China’s judicial affairs.”

The 54-year-old writer and academic was jailed in December 2009 to serve an 11-year term for subversion. He was detained just days before the publication of what has turned out to be an explosive political document, Charter 8, which he co-wrote.

Charter 08 calls for an end to one-party rule and the introduction of democratic reforms in China. It was signed, via the internet, by thousands of people, some of them Communist Party officials.

No one is expected to be on hand to accept the award on behalf on Liu. Geir Lundestad, the committee’s secretary, said there will be an empty chair and a portrait of Liu on the podium during the ceremony in Oslo.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/12/07/nobel-peace-prize-boycott.html#ixzz17QlITb8Y

2 Responses to “List Of China’s Friends Boycotting Nobel Prize”

  1. Marc said

    China is the second large economy in the world so it’s surprise that so many countries, incluiding my country, will not attent the Norwegian state-sponsored nobel prize ceremony.

    In addition,mr. Liu is a criminal who becomes a hero thanks US-governmnet sponsored media

    • wtdevflnt said

      Thanks for the reply, can I ask from which country you hail? Could you shed some light as to why you believe the man is a criminal? From what I have seen he was part of a proposal that even members of the ruling party agreed upon. Thanks

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