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Time to cancel the Nobel Peace Prize?

A great article in the Global Times on the waywardness of the Nobel Peace Prize. Out of a number of telling insights, let me select the following: 194 more words


Liu Xiaobo: His Empty Chair

When Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace prize by the Norwegian Nobel committee in 2010 for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”, he was represented at the ceremony by an empty chair. 606 more words


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Death of Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Peace Prize laureate hastily buried at sea

On Thursday, the Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer.  He had been in prison since 2008 mainly because he argued for greater democracy in China and was convicted of ‘inciting subversion’.  901 more words

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What We Can Learn From Nobel Laureates

This weekend I had the great pleasure of visiting the wonderful city of Stockholm. With summer days underway, the gardens dotted around the city are beautiful and in full bloom, the buildings standing with their various paint and brickwork next to the canals and rivers. 708 more words

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Homage to Liu Xiaobo

In memory of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, who died in prison on 13 July 2017. This citation is from the Charter 8 manifesto, which he and other Chinese intellectuals and human rights activists authored in 2008.


After Liu Xiaobo’s Death, Let’s Work to Protect His Widow in Communist China

It’s a cause that Republicans and Democrats alike, and the world, should honor.

Ted Cruz writes: Yesterday the world lost a hero of liberty and freedom. 739 more words