China is joined by Islamic bloc and Russia in boycotting Nobel Peace Prize for dissident Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Peace Prize faces boycotts over Liu Xiaobo

China and 18 other countries have said they will not attend Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has said. Russia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran are among those that will be absent, while 44 countries will attend.

A Chinese official said a “vast majority” of countries would stay away. China would not change because of “interference by a few clowns”, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu. …

Read more : BBC

One thought on “China is joined by Islamic bloc and Russia in boycotting Nobel Peace Prize for dissident Liu Xiaobo”

  1. First of all, Chinese arrogance, calling international consensus, an ” interference by a few clowns” is ridiculous, and will not will not help its image of an authoritarian, undemocratic and expansionist nation in any way.

    Secondly, the Islamic block is not a monolith , as most of the prosperous muslim nations will not join the Chinese band wagon.

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