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Nobel Committee harbors political motives behind prize to Liu Xiaobo: experts

English.news.cn   2010-12-09 23:10:17 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese experts reiterated that conferring an award to convicted Chinese criminal Liu Xiaobo is "gross interference" in China's judicial system, one day before the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

"Giving the prize to figures like Liu Xiaobo has clearly demonstrated the Nobel Committee's anti-Chinese attitude," said Gao Mingxuan, a noted Chinese Criminal law expert.

"They (members of the Nobel Committee) are obviously harboring political motives," Gao said.

Ni Feng, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said, "It is not strange that the human rights issue is usually haunting the relationship between China and western countries."

"They try to impose their standards of human rights on China," Ni said.

Liu, a Chinese citizen, was sentenced to 11 years in jail on Dec. 25, 2009, after a Beijing court convicted him of violating Chinese law and engaging in activities designed to overthrow the government. His appeal at the higher court was rejected in February this year.

Liu's words were obviously inciting people to subvert the legitimate state power of the people's democratic dictatorship that is under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and overthrow the socialist system, Gao said, citing Liu's remarks such as "change the regime" and "set up a federal republic of China."

"These words went beyond the scope of free speech and were harmful to society," said Gao, "If Chinese people do act according to his desire, the country will surely suffer from wars and conflicts, destroying the present peace which China has gained with great efforts."

Gao said China should continue with efforts to develop its economy and further the reform and opening-up policy. As for its social problems, China should face them head on and gradually make a change. "These will be the best answer to those hiding special political purposes against China."

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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