In addition to terms directly tied to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and the Nobel Peace Prize, China's censors now block "empty chair."
Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland sits next to an empty chair with the Nobel Peace Prize medal and diploma during a ceremony honoring Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at city hall in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10.
China is leading a 19-nation boycott of Friday's ceremony awarding jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize. It says calls to free Liu amount to meddling in its internal affairs.
Horses stand in a meadow in Gemuenden, Germany, during a heavy snowfall.
Following months of Chinese pressure, 19 countries plan to boycott tomorrow's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
China has gone to extraordinarily lengths to stop any of political prisoner Liu Xiaobo's friends or family from attending Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
China tries to outflank this year's Nobel Peace Prize with its own Confucius Peace Prize. As I learned as a judge at Japan's Miss International beauty contest, rising Asian nations aren't always good at besting the West.
Miffed that jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, China is giving the 'Confucius Peace Prize' to former Taiwan vice-president Lien Chan.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on Dec. 10 won't only be missing its honoree, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is under house arrest in China. The number of countries that have declined invitations to attend has risen from six to 19 in the past two months. Nobel committee members suspect that has something to do with China's "you're either with us or against us" tone urging other nations to join its boycott of the Oslo ceremony. Beijing boasted Tuesday that most countries would stay away from attending the ceremony. In fact, only the 65 countries with embassies in Norway were invited, and 44 of those had accepted, according to the Nobel Prize Committee. Who's standing with China? Here's a list. (click on the blue circle in the upper right corner of this page to move through the slides)
A Foreign Ministry official told the Monitor that a meeting in Brussels will center on whether it is appropriate to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring jailed laureate Liu Xiaobo, and, if so, who exactly should go.