The Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee Thorbjoern Jagland places the Nobel Peace Prize diploma and gold medal on the reserved vacant chair of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo (portrait at left) during the ceremony for the laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo at the city hall in Oslo, December 10, 2010. With the guest of honour stuck in a Chinese prison, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony centred around an empty chair, as its celebration of dissident Liu Xiaobo continues to split the global community and infuriate Beijing. AFP PHOTO

LOOK AT EMPTY CHAIR: HOW YOU COMMENT ON

Liu Xiaobo’s empty seat at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony serves as a sad but extremely eloquent symbol of how far China’s leadership has yet to go to become a responsible member of the world community. This is due to lack Human Rights in China.

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