October 17, 2012

China Sings Different Nobel Tune

Frank Ching, China Post

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Beijing's reaction to the Nobel Prize awards this year was markedly different from that of two years ago, when it denounced the Norwegian Nobel Committee for awarding the Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a dissident serving an 11-year prison term.

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