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    China pressures European governments over Nobel

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    The government of the PRC is at it again... threatening European governments if they attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony...

    They want to keep making themselves look bad in the eyes of the civilized world, fine with me. They are only confirming what I and others have been saying about them for years...


    BEIJING China is pressuring European governments to avoid the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for imprisoned democracy activist Liu Xiaobo and not make any statements in support of him, several diplomats in Beijing said Thursday.

    The Chinese Embassy in Oslo has sent official letters to a number of European embassies in the Norwegian capital asking them not to attend the Dec. 10 ceremony, two Western diplomats said.

    According to one of the diplomats who said he has seen the letter, China cited its repeated position that Liu is a criminal for his advocacy of widespread political reforms and called the prize an interference in China's internal affairs.
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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
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    The government of the PRC is at it again... threatening European governments if they attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony...

    They want to keep making themselves look bad in the eyes of the civilized world, fine with me. They are only confirming what I and others have been saying about them for years...
    what a waste of time, don't they know the nobel is a joke?

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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    what a waste of time, don't they know the nobel is a joke?
    Let me guess.. because non-American's win it all the time, and/or the "wrong" American's do win it?
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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    China should simply be ignored for now.
    While I do find their willingness to maintain the "order" of their tyrannical government over the people to be strong, I do not think they'd really take any real sanctioning move in the case their demands will be ignored, they have far more to lose than they have to gain from such a move.
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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Let me guess.. because non-American's win it all the time, and/or the "wrong" American's do win it?
    Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, John Raleigh Mott, Martin luther king, and Elie Wiesel were hardly non-americans, or the wrong americans, so obviously no, that's not the reason.

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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    So why do you think it's a joke?
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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    So why do you think it's a joke?
    how many people want the nobel peace prize?

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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, John Raleigh Mott, Martin luther king, and Elie Wiesel were hardly non-americans, or the wrong americans, so obviously no, that's not the reason.
    So it is only "recent" non-American's and wrong Americans then?
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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    how many people want the nobel peace prize?
    How many people would want a congressional medal of honour or purple heart or that presidential medal Bush gave to his friends? You might not understand or like the Nobel Peace Prize because it was given to someone you dont like or think deserves it, but that does not make the prize a joke.
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    Re: China pressures European governments over Nobel

    Well, the Nobel Prize kinda IS a joke. Some of the past Peace Prize winners have been flat-out embarrassing (e.g. Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat). Others were less odious, but no less head-scratching (e.g. Al Gore for global warming? Barack Obama for, umm, what exactly?)

    Liu Xiaobo is at least a worthy recipient...but yeah, I'm gonna have to agree with those who say the Nobel Peace Prize is a joke.
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