|2010 Nobel Peace Prize a disgrace(Global Times, October 09, 2010)|
Friday the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, an incarcerated Chinese criminal.
The Nobel committee once again displayed its arrogance and prejudice against a country that has made the most remarkable economic and social progress in the past three decades.
The Nobel Prize has been generally perceived as a prestigious award in
Last century the prize was awarded several times to pro-West advocates in the former Soviet Union, including Mikhail Gorbachev, whose efforts directly led to the disintegration of the
The committee continues to deny
In 1989, the Dalai Lama, a separatist, won the prize. Liu Xiaobo, the new winner, wants to copy Western political systems in
There are many different perspectives to view these two people, but neither of the two are among those who made constructive contributions to
Other Chinese dissidents, such as Rebiya Kadeer and Hu Jia, were reportedly on the shortlist for the peace prize this year, which naturally generates animosity among many Chinese against the award.
They have reason to question whether the Nobel Peace Prize has been degraded to a political tool that serves an anti-China purpose. It seems that instead of peace and unity in
Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in jail by the Chinese government last year. Several countries tried to interfere into
The controversy in the West over Liu Xiaobo's sentence is not based on legal concerns. They are trying to impose Western values on
Obviously, the Nobel Peace Prize this year is meant to irritate
The award however makes it clearer that it is difficult for
The Nobel committee made an unwise choice, but it and the political force it represents cannot dictate