Skip to comments.Chinese dissident tipped to win Nobel peace prize (Chicom very angry)
Posted on 09/29/2008 1:49:03 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Chinese dissident tipped to win Nobel peace prize
Hu Jia could be awarded the Nobel peace prize to continue human rights pressure on China after the Beijing Olympics
* Gwladys Fouché in Oslo
* Wednesday September 24 2008 13:06 BST
This year's Nobel peace prize could be awarded to a Chinese dissident to highlight China's human rights record in the wake of the Olympic Games, according to experts who closely follow the workings of the award.
A likely candidate to receive the prize, the winner of which will be announced on October 10 in Oslo, is Hu Jia, a Chinese activist who has campaigned on democracy, the environment and the rights of HIV/Aids patients. Hu is serving three-and-a-half years in jail for "inciting to subvert state power".
"The prize will go this year to a Chinese dissident and I believe the most likely [recipient] will be Hu Jia, perhaps together with his wife [Zeng Jinyan]," said Stein Toennesson, director of the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, and a close observer of the peace prize. "He has become the most well known Chinese dissident now and it has been a very long time since anyone [related to China] has won the prize." The last occasion was the Dalai Lama in 1989.
Experts said the Norwegian Nobel committee, the secretive five-strong body that awards the prize yearly, would see the passing of the Olympic Games as an opportunity to highlight China's human rights record, especially in a year marking the 60th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights.
"There was a lot of repression during the Olympic Games. Now is a golden opportunity to underline that repression is unacceptable," said Janne Haaland Matlary, ....
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Winning the Nobel Peace Prize is totally meaningless these days.
However, it will give the idiots in Beijing conniption fits if it happens, so there is that much to be thankful for.
Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up giving it to Mugabe because of his heartwarming gesture of inviting the MDC into a power-sharing agreement.
And hey! Look, everyone in Zimbabwe is a millionaire now.
“Winning the Nobel Peace Prize is totally meaningless these days.”
When that woman who planted a bunch of trees won it, it went down the tubes. And then there was Toni Morrison.
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