Monday, December 13, 2010

Nazis would be happy with Chinese actions towards Nobel Peace Prize

Chinese human rights hero Xiaobo was officially presented with the Nobel Peace Prize Friday in Oslo, Norway. A clear seat at the Nobel awards service represented the lack of Liu, who is imprisoned in a Chinese jail. Since Liu was declared as the winner, China has condemned the Nobel Committee’s decision and declined to allow Liu’s family to go to the ceremony-the first time that has occurred since the Nazi’s did the same thing in 1935. Regardless of whether Liu Xiaobo was able to get an payday cash loans, he would not be able to purchase his freedom.

Chair awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Thorbjorn Jagland is the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee who presented the award. An empty chair was where they set the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize and the $1.5 million check with it. The Nobel awards ceremony was attended by diplomatic representative from more than 60 countries. It was obvious that two countries didn't show up. This included Russia and China. After giving China credit for its economic development, Jagland said "It is no coincidence that nearly all the richest countries in the world are democratic.” Since Liu Xiaobo was announced as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in October, China has suspended bilateral trade talks with Norway. Members of the Nobel Committee were called "clowns" by the Beijing government most recently.

Charter 08 for Liu Xiaobo

The arrest of Liu Xiaobo happened in December 2008 after Nobel Peace Prize Winner signed the Charter 08 agreement. This means he tried to get political change in China to happen. There were over 300 influential Chinese who signed the Charter 08. These included journalists, lawyers and academics. Liu ended with an 11 year prison sentence as a result of "subversion of state power" after what he did. China has been trying to make it so the news of Liu's award doesn't come. They want to suppress it. On Thursday, Zhang Zuhua, a co-author of Charter 08, was seen forced into a car by police. Blue construction panels were erected in front of Liu’s apartment, where his wife has been under house arrest since he had been announced as the winner.

China just like Hitler now

Imprisoned political dissidents are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before. Andrei Sakharov as a soviet physicist, Lech Walesa as a Polish labor leader and Aung San Suu Kyi as a Burmese activist all were given the award, The Oslo awards ceremony had family there to accept them. It has been a when since an imprisoned Nobel winner's family couldn't come. It was 1935 in fact. Count Carl von Ossietzky had been a German journalist put in a concentration camp after speaking out about Hitler's rise to power. He then won the Nobel Peace Prize. Hitler decided he needed his own peace prize to award just like China did Thursday. They made the Confucius Prize ceremony.

Citations

The Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8192479/Nobel-Peace-Prize-the-fundamental-principles-of-Charter-08.html

CNN

cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/10/norway.nobel.prize/index.html?npt=NP1

New York Times

nytimes.com/2010/12/11/world/europe/11nobel.html?_r=1&hp

With nobody there to accept, Nobel Peace Prize was placed in a chair

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize and the $1.5 million check that comes with it was set on an empty chair after Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, presented the award. Diplomatic representatives from more than 60 countries attended the Nobel awards ceremony. It was obvious that two countries didn't show up. This included Russia and China. Jagland gave China credit for its economic development, but said "It is no coincidence that nearly all the richest countries in the world are democratic.” All trade talks with Norway were stopped after China heard the Nobel Peace Prize winner would be Liu Xiaobo in October. Members of the Nobel Committee were called "clowns" by the Beijing government recently.

Saying Charter 08 happened with Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was arrested in December 2008 after co-authoring “Charter 08,”a manifesto calling for fundamental political change in China. There were over 300 influential Chinese who signed the Charter 08. These included journalists, lawyers and academics. Liu ended with an 11 year prison sentence because of "subversion of state power" after what he did. News of Liu's award has been stopped by China as much as possible. Police then forced co-author of Charter 08, Zhang, Zuhua, into a vehicle Thursday. Since Liu had been announced winner, his wife was on house arrest where there are now blue construction panels.

China following in Hitler's footsteps

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to political dissidents that were imprisoned before. Soviet physicist Andrei Sakharov, Polish labor leader Lech Walesa and Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi were represented by family at the Oslo awards ceremony. The last time an imprisoned Nobel laureate’s family weren’t allowed to attend was in 1935. German journalist Count Carl von Ossietzky won the Nobel Peace Prize while he was in a concentration camp for speaking out against Hitler’s rise to power. Hitler then concocted his own peace prize, just like the Chinese did Thursday with their farcical Confucius Prize.

Articles cited

The Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8192479/Nobel-Peace-Prize-the-fundamental-principles-of-Charter-08.html

CNN

cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/10/norway.nobel.prize/index.html?npt=NP1

New York Times

nytimes.com/2010/12/11/world/europe/11nobel.html?_r=1&hp



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