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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Beijing should let sleeping Nobel dogs lie...but what if...

"If the 1998 prize had been given to Li Hongzhi, the Falun Gong leader who was living in China and then had perhaps 100 million followers, it would have been a major blow for the government. "

"If after the Tiananmen incident in 1989, the prize had been awarded to the now exiled-in-America dissident Wei Jingsheng, the situation might have been even worse, because Chinese intellectuals were then furious at the government."


Source: Francesco Sisci

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