It is probably well known to many already, that the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo will receive the Nobel Peace Prize 2010 due to his great work for human rights and humanity in general.
The political voices are already lifted from all four corners in the world, and it is indeed not a surprise, that many are very positive, whereas the Chinese government are quite sharp and furious in the comments to this nomination.
There are not many in China who know the name or person Liu Xiaobo and he is by the way in prison somewhere in China. China has become a major power economically and now plays heavily into the sphere of international finance and trade with other countries. But China remains a land of great closeness to other parts of the world and the people in China cannot see facebook just as an example and there are still very far from the transparency and internal information to the Chinese people. I have worked in China as advisor to the building of new ports and container land for the use of modern shipping. We were treated well by Chinese authorities – of course being in business life and good service to promote China’s role and influence in the international shipping circles.
The EU was recently at a meeting with Chinese delegates in connection with future cooperation and economic considerations. Politically, said most participants from the EU that now the human rights had to give way for a while in favor of the economic gains, that might be established with the Chinese.
The Human Rights Commission has obviously worked hard on the solutions now even passable in China, but also throughout the world where many countries have not yet ratified an agreement with the commission – Although many of the countries now praises Nobel `s Peace Commission for their choice of Liu Xiaobo, there are still some of those missing to sign the agreements enshrined in the Human Rights Commission `s rules – Either because of a strong self-awareness by their own conscience or they do not reckon people as individuals, born with senses, heart and blood and we the humans, just want to live a life in line with all the gifts we were granted from birth on.
The elected politicians must in many contexts have a very bad taste in their mouth and you feel almost a long queue at the “sink” as soon as the subject of “human rights to live in freedom and expressions” pops up as we see it in this context.
God bless you all inclusive Liu Xiaobo in prison for using his own words and opinions in China, now in prison, and purely legal, it will probably belong to what we call “injurious to the state.”
All the best
Kurt Lykke Lindved