The Norwegian prime minister, Mrs. Erna Solberg, visited China April 7–10 this year. This was the first visit by a Norwegian prime minister in seven years, since diplomatic relations between Norway and China has been frozen – due to the 2010 Nobel peace prize. Personally I am shocked about how Norwegian media covered our prime minister's visit. The Norwegian national … [Read more...] about Norwegian media, Hu Jia and Liu Xiaobo
The west loves to criticize China for its lack of freedom of expression. I personally think that this is a serious problem for China (though not the most serious problem facing the society which I consider problems with social justice and the environment). But the west has serious issues with freedom of expression as well. The US has sent its own people to prison in recent … [Read more...] about Got freedom of expression?
Do supporters of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo really know what he stands for? Barry Sautman Associate Professor Division of Social Science Hong Kong University of Science Technology Yan Hairong Anthropologist Department of Applied Social Sciences Hong Kong Polytechnic University In recent weeks, Nobel prizewinner Liu Xiaobo's politics have been reduced to a story of a … [Read more...] about Yan and Sautman: “Do supporters of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo really know what he stands for?”
This is a re-post of an article by Shaun Rein, "How To Fix Western-Chinese Relations; Do it with the Nobel Peace Prize," where it first appeared on Forbes - with permission from the author. "How To Fix Western-Chinese Relations" Do it with the Nobel Peace Prize. 12.14.10, 10:50 AM EST Tension between China and the West has been inching up over the past year. There have … [Read more...] about Shaun Rein: “How To Fix Western-Chinese Relations; Do it with the Nobel Peace Prize.”
The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize award to Liu Xiaobo yesterday at Oslo made headlines in the West, and as expected, the Western media continued the same narrative. As I was hearing Thorbjorn Jagland over the radio presenting the award and then followed by Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann's reading aloud Liu's statements (written two days prior to his 11-year sentencing), I was … [Read more...] about Nobel Peace Prize Award, and reactions from Russia