Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More Threats

Right after issuing a whole bunch of threats against Japan, China now does the same to the Nobel prize committee and Norway.

BBC News

China has warned the Nobel Peace Prize committee not to award the prize to well-known dissident Liu Xiaobo.

The Chinese foreign ministry said giving him the prize would be against Nobel principles.

Mr Liu is serving a long prison sentence for calling for democracy and human rights in China.


The head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, said on Monday that a senior Chinese official had warned him that awarding the peace prize to Liu Xiaobo would affect relations between Oslo and Beijing.

Is the Nobel committee part of the Norwegian government or a private enterprise? Maybe China doesn't know or care that the government doesn't control everything in democracies. Sigh... I'm predicting that the Norwegians will cave just as the Japanese does. Since the CCP seems intent on using economic damage for self-preservation, other countries have no choice but to play along.
It would run contrary to the aims of its founder to promote peace between peoples, and to promote international friendship and disarmament, she added.

Mr Liu is serving an 11-year prison sentence for drafting Charter 08, which called for multiparty democracy and respect for human rights in China.

The ruling Communist Party perceived this to be a threat against it.

Obviously, the CCP defines "peace" differently than everyone else. Peace means suppressing anything that remotely challenges their hold on power in China.

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