Topic: Nobel Peace Prize
Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabao will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this Friday in absentia. As a Nobel laureate himself, President Obama must take a clear stand on China's human rights abuses. On Friday, he should host a 'freedom summit' with other Nobel laureates.
12/08/2010 11:54 am
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.
12/08/2010 09:27 am
Myanmar junta foe and democracy advocate, Aung San Suu Kyi, greeted her son at the airport Tuesday. It was the first time they had seen each other for ten years.
11/22/2010 11:26 pm
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)
11/19/2010 04:10 pm
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and his family are not expected to be allowed to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. But China's opposition to the award has brought even more attention to it, some say.
11/18/2010 03:21 pm
The role of profit-driven companies in India's microfinance industry is raising concerns about its social mission.
11/17/2010 09:25 am
Economic sanctions helped release Aung San Suu Kyi. That suggests the regime is ready for a deal. Does it want to take Burma (Myanmar) out of China's tightening orbit?
11/16/2010 02:23 pm
The military government of Burma (Myanmar) released Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from seven years' detention. She is likely to remain under close watch.
11/13/2010 12:57 pm
Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained democracy leader who has been under house arrest since 2003, is set to be released on Saturday evening
11/12/2010 09:42 am
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was recently placed under house arrest, called on British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the issue of human rights during his trip this week to Beijing.
11/09/2010 11:27 am