Wednesday 8 December 2010
More than 250 people have either been blocked from travelling, arrested, or put under house arrest by the Chinese government ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace prize ceremony, according to Amnesty International.
The recipient of this year's award, Liu Xiaobo, a 54-year-old writer, is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for inciting subversion.
Tonight Paul Mason considers what we can read from this whole affair about China's relationship with the rest of the world and the world's relationship with China, and in the studio we'll debate with one of the best-known student leaders of the Tiananmen protests, Wu'er Kaixi.
We'll have the latest on how Lib Dem MPs intend to vote ahead of tomorrow's all important tuition fees vote.
And, ahead of a no confidence vote in the Italian parliament next week, we have a profile of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi - among Italy's richest men, and one of its most controversial and colourful.
Do join Emily at 10.30pm on BBC Two.
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