No More Chinese Communist Party

March 10, 2010

AFP: China critics, Net founders among record 237 Nobel contenders

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Portesting the arrest of Lui Xiaobo in Hong Kong

The names of nominees are kept secret by the institute for 50 years. But those who are entitled to nominate are allowed to reveal the name of the person or organisation they have proposed, if they wish to do so.

A number of Chinese dissidents are thus known to figure on this year’s list, including Liu Xiaobo, who was recently sentenced to 11 years in prison for co-authoring a manifesto calling for political reform in China.

Other dissidents on the list, including Hu Jia, Gao Shisheng, Chen Guangcheng, Bao Tong and Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled leader of the Chinese Uighur minority.

A win by any critic of the Chinese regime would certainly provoke rapid condemnation from Beijing, which reacts vehemently each time a Chinese dissident is mentioned as a candidate and which in the past has warned the Norwegian Nobel Committee not to interfere in China’s internal affairs.

AFP: China sentences political activist Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison for ‘inciting subversion’

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