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    Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

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    BEIJING Imprisoned Chinese democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize an award that immediately inspired China's political dissidents and drew furious condemnation from the authoritarian government.

    Chinese state media blacked out the news and Chinese government censors blocked Nobel Prize reports, which highlighted Liu's calls for peaceful political change, from Internet websites. China declared the decision would harm its relations with Norway and the Nordic country responded that it was a petty thing for a world power to do.
    I kind of felt like this was going to happen after China made its protest against this. There is nothing the Nobel committee likes less than to be threatened by a bully, which is exactly what China is... I wonder what they are going to do to Norway, withhold exports of plastic junk?!?!? lol...

    Seriously, I heard this listening to the news on the car radio on the way home and I clapped my hands with excitement (I know, not recommended on the Freeway at 95 km/hr) but I really was happy with this choice... much better than last year's no doubt.

    China has gotten a lot of bad press lately and it is about time. It's childish reaction to this, the row it created with Japan and the increasingly tense trade rows with the EU and the US, among other things, are starting to cause more and more people to wake up to the true nature that is China's government.
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    Re: Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

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    I kind of felt like this was going to happen after China made its protest against this. There is nothing the Nobel committee likes less than to be threatened by a bully, which is exactly what China is... I wonder what they are going to do to Norway, withhold exports of plastic junk?!?!? lol...

    Seriously, I heard this listening to the news on the car radio on the way home and I clapped my hands with excitement (I know, not recommended on the Freeway at 95 km/hr) but I really was happy with this choice... much better than last year's no doubt.

    China has gotten a lot of bad press lately and it is about time. It's childish reaction to this, the row it created with Japan and the increasingly tense trade rows with the EU and the US, among other things, are starting to cause more and more people to wake up to the true nature that is China's government.
    A good choice.

    China has to shape up in the human rights department I agree.

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    Liu Xiaobo is a brave man and I hope that this award--and the government reaction-- will lead to more dissention. History has proven, time-and-time again, that a nation's people can only take so much before fighting back.
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    Re: Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/archiv...tml#post655575

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai
    Statements like this only prove that you are as nutty as the Nobel Committee. Tibet isn't part of China, and even if the Dalai Lama were preparing for a forceful coup against the Chinese occupiers (which I have never seen any credible evidence that he is) he would only be working against an illegal occupation.
    Those nutty people at the Nobel Committee...
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    Re: Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Relevance? Once again, you prove you have no capacity for debate...
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    Re: Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Much more deserving than the last recipient.

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    Re: Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Good for him for winning this.

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    Re: Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

    It's not going to change much.

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    Re: Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Another purely political gesture by this institution. I find it hilarious that Norway is asserting the Norwegian Nobel Committee that awards this prize is independent of the government when it is appointed in its entirety by parliament. Past winners of the Peace Prize demonstrate clearly that it is a political institution that incorporates its political bias into decisions.

    Naturally they would not think to award a critic of the Chinese government who actually exposes real issues, achieves real progress, and is at the same time not in prison. I mean, that would just ruin the whole point.
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    Re: Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Another purely political gesture by this institution. I find it hilarious that Norway is asserting the Norwegian Nobel Committee that awards this prize is independent of the government when it is appointed in its entirety by parliament. Past winners of the Peace Prize demonstrate clearly that it is a political institution that incorporates its political bias into decisions.

    Naturally they would not think to award a critic of the Chinese government who actually exposes real issues, achieves real progress, and is at the same time not in prison. I mean, that would just ruin the whole point.
    Agree on the Nobel Prize thingy...

    As an example - In 1994 it was awarded to Yasser Arafat. Arafat wasn't a Palestinian (born in Egypt), involved in the murdering of Ambassador Cleo Noel and 2 other diplomats, the Munich Olyimpic murders, etc, etc

    The list is extensive to mention here...Yet, this individual was awarded this 'peace' thingy. An award that has gone to despots, dictators, and the likes for years has real relevance. It makes you wonder a little

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