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If it is a political tool, it sure is a good one.

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China stepped up its criticism of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a jailed democracy activist Friday, saying the prize is a Western political tool used to attack a rising China.

And if a Chinese scientist had won the prize for making a breakthrough, then of course the prize would be a "well deserved recognition of the dedication of the scientist to the world" or something to that effect that the Chinese would issue in a press release, along with the new celeberty status the winner would receive.

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I think China should have it's version of the Nobel and give out to awards to people who expose the lies and manipulations of the US and other western governments, like the dude who runs whatreallyhappened.com and give recognition to people ignored by the MSM like Indian rights activists or inner city volunteers which would highlight the scum and decay going on in Western societies. Just saying. With all this China bashing because people are so blinded by the msm and just because people are just so freaking stoopid that they actually think CNN and Faux is the news, wtf....

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Well my theory has been all along that they gave the Nobel to Liu because the Peace Prize committee wanted and needed to restore some credibility after the Obama prize last year. They figured the Chinese government would freak out and give them lots of publicity, and the overreaction would strengthen the impression that Liu was a worthy winner. Hey, I know that is maybe a far-fetched theory, but if it were true it would be working like a charm.

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I think imomofo's right, the world would love to see what a China considers a deserving peace prize winner.

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I certainly hope the Dalai Lama attends as planned. That is sure to give China conniptions.

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China well being and China citizen's life span is still the same,by this Nobel prize media story.

May be it will lower it,for some.

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That`s it China. Keep distancing yourself from everyone else. Keep whining like a spoiled child. Has the Dalai Lama ever been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize??? Anyone know? If not, they should give it to him to make them whine even more. If he has, they should give it to him again. imomofo. CNN may not be the news but man, you are comparing it to Chinese news? Wow! Have fun when the Chinese are running your dream world. You would not be able to post the message you just posted. How would that be?

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It's pretty clear that China's propaganda is for domestic consumption and it doesn't really expect foreign viewers/listeners to take it seriously.

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China is learning that it couldn't do in the outside world what it does inside its border. It's not as easy in the outside world. They need to learn to be more sophisticated in how to deal with these issues. Sending blunt letters and expect everyone to follow it just won't do outside. There are other more sophisticated ways to deal with damage control.

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The Dalai Lama got the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Lui Xiaobo is the first Chinese (although in a Chinese prison because the guys in Beijing think in a different way about peace than people with common sense) to be rewarded.

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Hey, you're in good company there, Beijing. A lot of US conservatives believe the same.

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According to one of the diplomats in Beijing who said he has seen the letter, China cited its repeated position that Liu is a criminal for his advocacy of widespread political reforms and called the prize an interference in China’s internal affairs.

Pretty strong language. China seems really on a path with the thought it can control the world. 'Interference in China's internal affairs'. Ahh. Haven't read that great Chinese adage for a while.

I have heard somewhere (anonymous source) that China is considering a Tiananmen Peace Award.

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That is a coincidence. I think the Chinese government are acting like tools.

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the old "democracy isn't for everyone" argument. typically stated only by autocrats.

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When will the CCP ever learn that every time it comes up with these ridiculous reactions that it only makes them look even more foolish in the eyes of the world?

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yabits, would you please not use this thread about China's whining about the Nobel prize to bash U.S. conservatives?

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would you please not use this thread about China's whining about the Nobel prize to bash U.S. conservatives?

How is pointing out the similarity between the two bashing either one?

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yabits, are you saying you think the Chinese are not acting foolish?

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I denounce Beijing as being a bunch of tools

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Let's hope Obama listens to the Indians on his visit. They are saying they are the US natural business partner not China. I am not a fan of lopsided globalization but I would trust the world's largest democracy far sooner than the CCP.

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So "Western tools" like"Sciences, technologies, capitals, factories ,jobs, foods, clothes..." are very OK but "Nobel peace prize" is just "BS"? Perhaps China is trying to teach the West of "how to be smart" in China communist way.

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In the eyes of the etire world it's the Chinese government that are tools.

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The Nobel prize has been around a lot longer than the People's Republic of China.

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Even the Chinese ambassador received an invitation

Classic.

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