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Speech by YANG Jianli at the CECC Press Conference Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 in Highlights, News, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register, Two Tank Men | Comments Off on Speech by YANG Jianli at the CECC Press Conference Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Dec. 9, 2015 Liu Xiaobo, How are you? Thank you Chairman Smith and the CECC for holding this important press conference where we are standing together in solidarity with Liu Xiao and his fellow political prisoners of China. We are sending a clear and strong message to China and the rest of the world that we have not forgotten. Nobel prize anniversaries are usually happy occasions. But the fifth anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize is a solemn and sad one. He is still serving an 11-year prison term imposed by the dictators of Beijing. What was the horrible crime that the CCP claimed deserved such harsh punishment? Liu coauthored Charter 08, a call for peaceful transition to democratic freedoms in China. Recognizing his courage and the importance of that document as well as his...

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