Prison where Nobel prize winner Liu Xiaobo is being held
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Nobel Peace prize 'not enforcing Western values'

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to an imprisoned Chinese dissident is not an attempt to enforce Western values on China, organisers say.

The award to Liu Xiaobo was about universal human rights and "honouring people in China", Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said.

Beijing has said nations which attend Friday's award ceremony in Oslo will be showing disrespect to China.

Damian Grammaticas sent this report.

  • 10 Dec 2010