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Archive for 10. December 2010

劉曉波 – Liu Xiaobo – A very dangerous criminal

Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo - Nobel Peace Price Laureate 2010

Well, that’s what the Chinese governtment thinks. They locked this gentle man for 11 years. His crime? He only wants democracy for his people and the great nation of China to prosper. But his vision of prosperity is obviously not what the Communist Party in China envisions as prosperity.

The Nobel Peace Price committee announced on the 8th of October 2010 that this years laureate was Liu Xiaobo. The Chinese government locked his wife up in house arrest, and has since detained all Xiaobo’s relatives. That means his chair at the ceremony today is going to be empty. The last time this happened was when Nazi Germany send Carl von Ossietzky into concentration camp in 1935.

So why is Liu Xiaobo such a “dangerous criminal”. He is a poet by trade, but he has uttered his ideas about a federal state system, with Tibet and Taiwan as free associated states in this union. That is nothing less than blasphemous words in the ears of the Chinese Communist Party.

Read more about Liu Xiaobo by clicking here.

維基百科的文章關於 2010年諾貝爾和平獎得主中劉曉波中文。 An article in chinese can be found here.

Nobel Medal

Nobel Medal