Saturday, December 11, 2010
Nobel in Absentia
Nobel Peace prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo in absentia yesterday. Whether china is correct or wrong to prevent a Human Rights activist to receive the world's most prestigious award and choose another person to get the award internally( Confucius award) is debatable. Dictatorship works in some countries and china has got used to the communist regime , but that doesn't mean that democratic support is a jail-able offence. His wife also is kept in house arrest in the "Freedom City" of China. India was represented at the award and this surely is going to be a problem during the Chinese premiers visit later this month to India. I personally would feel ,India did the right thing by representing itself at the presentation ceremony. But the major concern being what will be the prime ministers reply when jiabao brings this up.