Nobel Peace Prize organizers say China and 18 other countries have declined to attend Friday's ceremony honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
The Nobel Peace Prize Committee says embassy representatives
have said they won't attend Friday's ceremony, including from Russia, Pakistan, Serbia, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba.
China was infuriated when the committee decided to give the prestigious Prize to Liu, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence
for subversion after co-authoring an appeal calling for reforms to
China's one-party political system.
Chinese officials are calling Liu's supporters "clowns" in an anti-Chinese farce.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.