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Peace Prize Ceremony Proceeds ... With Empty Chair

Liu Xiaobo's Nobel the first since 1936 to go uncollected

(Newser) - Clapping solemnly, dignitaries in Norway celebrated Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo with an empty chair. Some 1,000 guests, including ambassadors, royalty, and other VIPs, took their seats in Oslo's modernist City Hall for the two-hour ceremony; about 100 Chinese dissidents in exile and some activists from Hong Kong... More »

Screw the Nobel: China Creates Its Own Peace Prize

'Confucius Peace Prize' counters dissident's win

(Newser) - Delegates from the 19 countries that China has persuaded to skip Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony have got somewhere else to go this week. China, just in case anybody hadn't realized it was infuriated by the dissident's prize, has created a rival peace prize of its own and plans... More »

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