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Saturday, 11 December 2010

China opposes interference with Nobel Peace Prize

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China says it is firmly against attempts by any country or individual to use the Nobel Peace Prize to interfere in China's internal affairs and infringe on its judicial sovereignty.

The Nobel Committee awarded the Prize at a ceremony in Oslo to Liu Xiaobo, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison for engaging in activities aimed at overthrowing the government.

The Foreign Ministry stressed that mutual respect for sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs are the basic norms governing international relations.
The Ministry also said it hopes that relevant countries would abide by the norms and do more things conducive to mutual trust and cooperation.

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