China urges Nobel Prize boycott

Aristodemus

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It should come as no surprise that China will boycoot this ceremony as there is an award for one of its citizens whom they have jailed. What is interesting is the list of countries that are supporting the Chinese stance. What a woeful list of repressive, brutal regimes.
Russia
Pakistan
Serbia
Iran
Venezuela
Cuba
Saudi Arabia
Kazakhstan
Ukraine
Columbia
Egypt


China raises pressure for Nobel Prize boycott - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 08, 2010
 


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It should come as no surprise that China will boycoot this ceremony as there is an award for one of its citizens whom they have jailed. What is interesting is the list of countries that are supporting the Chinese stance. What a woeful list of repressive, brutal regimes.
Russia
Pakistan
Serbia
Iran
Venezuela
Cuba
Saudi Arabia
Kazakhstan
Ukraine
Columbia
Egypt


China raises pressure for Nobel Prize boycott - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 08, 2010
You could hardly describe the governments of Serbia, Ukraine and Venezuela as 'repressive' or 'brutal' now can we? :roll:
 

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You could hardly describe the governments of Serbia, Ukraine and Venezuela as 'repressive' or 'brutal' now can we? :roll:
I would
 

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What else can one expect from a superpower that gets people locked up on trumped up charges, for using new media to spread ideas and information that the regime dislikes ...

Happily the US will be represented, to demonstrate its solidarity with repressed exponents of free speech.
 

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It should come as no surprise that China will boycoot this ceremony as there is an award for one of its citizens whom they have jailed. What is interesting is the list of countries that are supporting the Chinese stance. What a woeful list of repressive, brutal regimes.
Russia
Pakistan
Serbia
Iran
Venezuela
Cuba
Saudi Arabia
Kazakhstan
Ukraine
Columbia
Egypt


China raises pressure for Nobel Prize boycott - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 08, 2010
Dreadful isn't it ! Even the Germans have gone from 100 year reich to arselicking. Who'da thought that number 14 with extra beansprouts would take over in a lifetime.
 

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Anyone any idea as to where stands the Government on this issue?
 

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What else can one expect from a superpower that gets people locked up on trumped up charges, for using new media to spread ideas and information that the regime dislikes ...

Happily the US will be represented, to demonstrate its solidarity with repressed exponents of free speech.
Yeah it's ironic that the next door neighbour to Norway is trying to snare a political dissident for interfering with the AngloAmerican plans for the world.

How can we expect the Chinese to take us seriously when we try to high mindedly talk down to them over issues such as censorship and freedom of information or civil rights while behaving as we have. There has been a mightly plunge downwards by major Western Governments in the areas of human rights, civil liberties - over the last decade, i think that overall China is at least holding steady, and may even be rising by contrast.

In all seriousness i would be more worried for America, some of their most senior politicians have called for Assange to be murdered. The Nobel Committee can feel fortunate the Chinese are only boycotting.
 

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Dictatorships the world over must be enjoying the current renaissance in tried and tested Soviet methods.

Easy to imagine the snorts of derision that will greet the next lectures from the US and company on freedom of expression.
 

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You could hardly describe the governments of Serbia, Ukraine and Venezuela as 'repressive' or 'brutal' now can we? :roll:
Serbia & Ukraine will do as the great bear does!! As For Venezuela well what a suprise?
 

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Serbia & Ukraine will do as the great bear does!! As For Venezuela well what a suprise?
Actually, Serbia is coming under increasing Chinese influence as Beijing sees Serbia as a reliable ally in Europe. Having recently been in Serbia, it is not too hard to find increasing Chinese influence as she is investing in many capital projects - bridges, power stations, roads, railways, state enterprises, schools etc. China has also provided Serbia with approximatley €5 billion in bridging loans on very low interest rates (1-2%). Beijing is also backing Belgrade on the Kosovo issue.

In return, Serbia grants Chinese companies access to the Serbian market which in turn gives access to Chinese goods in Central and Eastern Europe. Serbian state companies get juicy contracts in China and other preferential treatment.

While Russia is naturally seen as the protector of Serbs given the Slavic Christian Orthodox connection as well access to cheap oil and gas and backing on Kosovo, its the Chinese who are coming up with the cash.
 

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The Nobel Peace prize is a joke itself. You should be insulted to be awarded it. It puts you in the same camp as Kissinger ffs.
 

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The Nobel Peace prize is a joke itself. You should be insulted to be awarded it. It puts you in the same camp as Kissinger ffs.
Spot on! The Nobel Peace Prize is a full-blown political farce. It's correct name should be the Nobel Dynamite Prize.

The Nobel Literature Prize is a half-blown cultural farce.
 

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Yeah it's ironic that the next door neighbour to Norway is trying to snare a political dissident for interfering with the AngloAmerican plans for the world.

How can we expect the Chinese to take us seriously when we try to high mindedly talk down to them over issues such as censorship and freedom of information or civil rights while behaving as we have. There has been a mightly plunge downwards by major Western Governments in the areas of human rights, civil liberties - over the last decade, i think that overall China is at least holding steady, and may even be rising by contrast.

In all seriousness i would be more worried for America, some of their most senior politicians have called for Assange to be murdered. The Nobel Committee can feel fortunate the Chinese are only boycotting.
I thought this post was stupid but then I saw the one below

Spot on! The Nobel Peace Prize is a full-blown political farce. It's correct name should be the Nobel Dynamite Prize.

The Nobel Literature Prize is a half-blown cultural farce.
China is one big concentration camp and their petty small minded efforts to boycott this prize back fired with the ceremony getting wall to wall coverage. Liu asked only for the right to vote and the right o free association which we all take for granted. One would think right thinking people would be 100% behind this award (obviously this exempts left wing types who use this bizarrely as a reason to bash America)
 

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I thought this post was stupid but then I saw the one below



China is one big concentration camp and their petty small minded efforts to boycott this prize back fired with the ceremony getting wall to wall coverage. Liu asked only for the right to vote and the right o free association which we all take for granted. One would think right thinking people would be 100% behind this award (obviously this exempts left wing types who use this bizarrely as a reason to bash America)

I agree. US seems to be one of the countries standing up to China in this stupid protest. Any western country that doesnt send an ambassador is spinelsss and without values.

China like Russia is a bully and we need to stand up to them when necessary. Interesting to note Germany's stance of not sending an ambassador. They have also facilitated Russia and its energy terrorism within Europe. Shows they cannot be trusted to lead or speak for Europe.
 


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