Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Champion of War, Not Peace"

David Lindsay links to Barry Sautman's and Yan Hairong's article noting that "Nobel prizewinner Liu Xiaobo's politics have been reduced to a story of a heroic individual who upholds human rights and democracy" while "[h]is views are largely omitted to avoid a discussion about them" — Do supporters of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo really know what he stands for?

"The Chinese dissident has praised the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan – and said China should be fully westernised," the authors note. "If Liu's politics were well-known, most people would not favour him for a prize, because he is a champion of war, not peace."

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