Skip to comments.India snubs China over Nobel appeal
Posted on 12/07/2010 12:11:10 PM PST by James C. Bennett
NEW DELHI / BEIJING: Refusing to buckle under pressure from Beijing, India is all set to take part in the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Oslo on Friday. The move comes ahead of Chinese premier Wen Jiabaos visit to India on December 15. Foreign ministry officials refused to comment on Indias participation.
Beijing has asked several countries, including India, to boycott the ceremony or face its displeasure. A foreign ministry spokesperson called the prize an open support for criminal activities in China. It is learnt Brazil and South Africa (from the IBSA grouping) are likely to take part in the ceremony.
India sounded out the Nobel Prize Committee that it will attend the ceremony. PTI quoted Torill Johansen, secretary in the Nobel Committee staff, as saying India was among 44 countries that had informed organisers of their participation.
But Beijings campaign to boycott the ceremony just got bigger and sharper. We will not change because of interference by a few clowns, snapped Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu on Tuesday. He said China had the explicit support of more than 100 countries and international organisations to back Beijing. It was not clear whether this group would boycott the prize ceremony.
Jiang did not name the countries but said a majority of the international community supported China. Beijing has warned Norway that the prize decision made it difficult to maintain friendly ties.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee says 19 nations including China will not attend the ceremony for various reasons. Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq are among nations that will not attend.
An official source said, As of now, the decision is to participate. Usually we are represented by the ambassador. Any decision otherwise will be a contrary one.
Liu was awarded the peace prize for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.
Is China threatening Norway? Be interesting to see if China-based cyber attacks on Norway take place during the Nobel Awards.
India has nuclear bombs so China can take its displeasure and shove it.
Mainland Chinese Cuisine: 101 Ways to Wok Your Dog. Delicacies include Puppy Parmesan and Kitten M’iaow Mein. By the way, don’t buy fur products from China; the “raccoon” or “fox” is probably from a dog that was skinned alive as is common practice in that country.
I have been trying to find a link to Michael Savage’s ad for Chinese transplant organs (harvested from political prisoners) but with no success.
>>Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq
Some have been referred to as our friends and allies.
Bully for India if she doesn’t cave.
Good to see world’s largest democracy will not be bullied by the world’s largest communist dictatorship with no human rights protection.
The Middle Kingdom and Manchus behaving badly.
Just more proof....if you support Free Trade with Communist China....you are a Communist.