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China Angered By Selection of Dissident Liu Xiaobo for Nobel Peace Prize
ABC ^ | 10/08/10 | CHITO ROMANA

Posted on 10/08/2010 5:39:33 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

China Angered By Selection of Dissident Liu Xiaobo for Nobel Peace Prize

China Calls Choice of Jailed Dissident a 'Blasphemy' on the Prize

By CHITO ROMANA

BEIJING Oct. 8, 2010—

Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, angering China which condemned the selection as a "blasphemy" and described Liu as a "criminal."

In choosing Liu, the Nobel committee cited his efforts to use non-violence to demand fundamental human rights in his homeland.

Liu, 54, was sentenced to 11 years in prison last December for his role in creating a manifesto entitled Charter 08, calling for democratic reform in China.

China reacted quickly to the Liu's selection, although the announcement was blacked out in China. The BBC and CNN both went to black in China during coverage of the Nobel's selection.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; humanright; humanrights; liuxiaobo; nobel; nobelpeaceprize

1 posted on 10/08/2010 5:39:39 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; prion; Iris7; ...

P!


2 posted on 10/08/2010 5:40:39 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The BBC and CNN both went to black in China during coverage of the Nobel’s selection................................... There are still emails to get the info out.


3 posted on 10/08/2010 5:44:14 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The Nobel Peace prize is as worthless as a cracker jack prize, lighten up china, you take the stupid prize way too seriously. Its a joke boys.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 5:45:00 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I'm angered.

Obama did absolutely nothing less this year to earn a second Nobel Peace Prize than he did the year before, but he was screwed out of back-to-back wins by this nobody in a Chinese prison.

All I'll say is that the nominating committee is mostly white.

5 posted on 10/08/2010 5:45:18 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The BBC and CNN both went to black in China during coverage of the Nobel's selection.

Boot-lickers!

6 posted on 10/08/2010 5:45:27 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Maybe the Chinese should convert to Islam and riot. Then the Nobel Committee will back off.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 5:47:40 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Were algore, Baracko and Jimmy Carter not eligible?


8 posted on 10/08/2010 5:54:16 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Apparently, the nobel prize committee is still trying to justify their pick last year of Obama, and they made another speech about it during this year’s presentation.

Their latest argument is that it was for beginning negotiations with Russian over a new Start treaty.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 5:57:35 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What?? Shouldn’t this year be Bill Clinton’s turn? All recent Democrat presidents have received one, including the prez-wannabe (actually, some people still believe he was the ‘legal’ one), except him.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 6:00:36 AM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Forgive me folks, but I have never heard of "Dissident Liu Xiaobo".....

....having said that, he must be a despicable nut because he was awarded the "Nobel peace prize"..and all of the "peace prize" recipients over the last 50 years have been despicable nuts.....

...Yassar Arafat, Jimmy Carter, Algore, president Zer0.....see?...

...maybe I am wrong, and am sweeping with a "broad brush"....if so, I am sure someone here will set me straight....

...but if it smells like a duck....well, you know.

11 posted on 10/08/2010 6:04:49 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"China...condemned the selection as a "blasphemy"..."

How can you blaspheme against what is nominally an atheistic state?!?!?

Unless...maybe communism really is a religious system with the state as god...

12 posted on 10/08/2010 6:14:04 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Man up, China. I was angered by the selection of Al Gore and Barack Obama. I got through it, and I will remember in Novemember to take out the trash!


13 posted on 10/08/2010 6:20:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin, Zone 4 to 5)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I propose a “free trade” response to the award.

We trade China our nobel winner, for theirs...


14 posted on 10/08/2010 6:24:54 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (GOP establishment are dinosaurs. Tea Party is a great big asteroid...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Great idea.
Their “dissident” would make a much better American than 0bama ever could or would want to.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 6:31:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Communism or “the state as god” religion
results from nihilism,
which is the natural result of rejecting the Creator.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 6:33:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Good one.


17 posted on 10/08/2010 6:33:56 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
in prison last December for his role in creating a manifesto

Obviously a dangerous character.

18 posted on 10/08/2010 6:36:13 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: paudio

How about Chelsea Clinton?? Afterall, the MSN was telling us that people around the world were giddy over the upcoming wedding.

I don’t know why the Nobel prize were to a Chinese dissent. Given the peace prize recipients over the last 20 years, this year’s award seems so out of place.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 6:38:13 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Liu, 54, was sentenced to 11 years in prison last December for his role in creating a manifesto entitled Charter 08, calling for democratic reform in China.

China sucks ass.

20 posted on 10/08/2010 6:39:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Setting aside the fact that it’s nothing more than a booby prize and that no one has ever heard of the guy, there is still the problem of China being upset and will most likely take it out on him. Not so great a move there, Prize Committee.


21 posted on 10/08/2010 6:41:22 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It's blasphemy for the Chinese government to use the word blasphemy.

Of course, to communist the state is their god....

This also goes for the NEA, the EPA, most of BrainWashington....

22 posted on 10/08/2010 6:52:33 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: HerrBlucher

*The Nobel Peace prize is as worthless as a cracker jack prize, lighten up china, you take the stupid prize way too seriously. Its a joke boys.*

It’s a shame that someone who deserves what the prize USED TO BE finally gets it after the sham of giving one to snake oil salesman Al “millions of degrees” Gore and the Pretender in Chief.


23 posted on 10/08/2010 6:54:57 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Get over it, China! We weren’t happy with the selection from our country either for the same reason. Criminal.


24 posted on 10/08/2010 6:57:56 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Past Your Eyes

*Were algore, Baracko and Jimmy Carter not eligible?*

Or perhaps posthumous awards to Saul Alinsky or Nicolae Ceausescu???

;-)


25 posted on 10/08/2010 6:59:33 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“China Angered By Selection of Dissident Liu Xiaobo for Nobel Peace Prize”

Good.


26 posted on 10/08/2010 7:01:52 AM PDT by Elwood P. Doud
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To: Elwood P. Doud

Oh, they’ll probably just torture him more or kill his family. Nothing to see here...move along.


27 posted on 10/08/2010 7:05:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

China angered by Nobel Prize selection.

Hey, China, join the crowd!


28 posted on 10/08/2010 7:13:22 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

May I suggest to our communist sympathizing media, that it is the Chinese GOVERNMENT that is angry, not China. I suspect that “China”, that is the people who live in China, are for the most part thrilled. All credit to the Nobel committee for getting one right for a change.


29 posted on 10/08/2010 7:18:52 AM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: irish_links
Chinese regime stuck their neck out to see any sign of Chinese getting its first Nobel Prize in science, which would make great propaganda. China indeed got its first Nobel Prize but the recipient is rotting in jail. This is simply a disaster for Chicom. Chinese people will hear about PRC’s first Nobel Prize recipient not from proud government media but rumors filtering in from outside.
30 posted on 10/08/2010 7:57:41 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I find it (mildly) amusing when newsdroids use “country X” as a shorthand for “the ruling class of country X.”

Either they are using a journalistic shorthand for the sake of the headline, or they really think that way.

I think they really think that way.


31 posted on 10/08/2010 8:05:48 AM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Why do we keep doing things to make China mad??

China is our friend. I know this because George Bush said that if we have free trade with China and give it “most favored nation” trading status, it would make China a more democratic country.

And it did....... right?

So don’t upset China, because that’s baaaaad. They might stop buying our stuff. oops... I forgot.... sorry......China doesn’t buy our stuff anyway...... even when it’s not mad.

Well....... nevermind.


32 posted on 10/08/2010 8:20:58 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: B.O. Plenty

Muhammad Yunus, Frederik Willem de Klerk and Nelson Mandela were fairly good choices.


33 posted on 10/08/2010 8:24:27 AM PDT by Borges
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Even the neo-Stalinists in Beijing will not be able to suppress this bit of good news. It is our profound hope that the Nobel committee's honor to Mr. Liu will inspire the people of China to continue to pursue their freedom and inherit their birthright of a government that rules by the will of the people and not by the tyranny of a corrupt elite.
34 posted on 10/08/2010 8:25:13 AM PDT by irish_links (...but only say the word and I shall be healed)
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To: NeverForgetBataan
I know this because George Bush said that if we have free trade with China and give it “most favored nation” trading status, it would make China a more democratic country.

It wouldn't surprise me that GW Bush supported that but the Republican Congress under Clinton pushed for and got China most favored nation trading status a few years before Mr. Bush was President. That would be Newt's "Contract With America" Congress.

35 posted on 10/08/2010 4:09:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Defend liberty. Destroy socialism.)
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