December 11, 2010
What We've Learned About China
Ellen Bork, Weekly Standard
First, the award has undermined the image of a monolithic China whose 1.3 billion people are content to be governed by the Communist party. As an advocate for democracy and human rights, Liu has been jailed twice before. In December 2009, he was arrested again because he was one of the most prominent signatories of Charter 08, a manifesto of democratic values and aspirations that was signed by thousands of Chinese citizens.
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