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Responses to Liu Xiaobo’s Detractors

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Dec 8, 2010 – 10:50:29 AM

The decision to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese political dissident who is serving an 11-year jail sentence, has prompted a great deal of comment and debate. Everyone is trying to understand the Nobel Committee’s motives and the significance of its choice.

In both China and the West, doubts have been expressed about the reasons and intentions behind this decision. Is Liu Xiaobo a man of peace? Isn’t the Nobel Committee straying from the prize’s original goal? Why does the West seem to be hailing this choice while the Chinese authorities are reacting with threats and censorship?

Reporters Without Borders would like to participate in this debate and provide some answers to these questions, not for those who are already convinced of the rightness of Liu’s cause, but for the sceptics and those who have not made up their mind.

For those who criticise Liu and Norway’s Nobel Committee, those who question the purpose and appropriateness of awarding him the peace prize, Reporters Without Borders is offering the comments and arguments of a number of Chinese and international academics, sinologists, lawyers and human rights activists. They will help you to understand all the aspects of this controversy.

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