Liu Xiaobo Awarded Nobel Peace Prize: Interview with Jerome A. CohenOct 10th, 2010 | By USAsialawNYU | Category: Spotlight Printable format
On October 08, 2010, jailed Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Liu was sentenced to 11 years in prison on December 25, 2009 for his role in drafting Charter 08, a political manifesto calling for the end to one-party rule in China, increased rule of law and greater respect for human rights. [Charter 08]. Liu is one of China’s most prominent dissidents, and heads of state, public intellectuals, and other Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have previously called for Dr. Liu’s release.
Tim Ashbrook of NPR’s On Point interviewed Professor Jerome A. Cohen about the decision to honor Liu, its likely impact, and China’s response. The program aired Friday, October 8 2010.
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