Europe defies China’s Nobel threat

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Series Details 6.11.10
Publication Date 06/11/2010
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European governments were set to defy Chinese pressure to boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in December 2010 even as Beijing warned of 'consequences' for countries that showed support for Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident awarded the 2010 prize.

Several European governments told the Financial Times on the 5 November 2010 they would be sending representatives to the ceremony in Oslo on 10 December.

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Deutsche Welle, 5.11.10: European countries to attend Nobel awards despite Chinese threats,,6195178,00.html
EUObserver, 5.11.10: EU ambassador to attend Nobel gala despite Chinese 'bullying'
EurActiv, 9.12.10: Chinese Nobel boycott divides EU's 'inner circle'
BBC News, 9.12.10: Serbia defends China-led boycott of Nobel ceremony
ECFR: Commentary, October 2010: Where does Liu Xiaobo's Nobel leave Europe?
ECFR: Commentary, October 2010: A reed in the wind

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