Friday, October 08, 2010

cHindu chokes on hearing Liu winning Nobel prize

In what was a sensational announcement by the Nobel committee,
Jailed Chinese political activist Liu Xiaobo, 54, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a decision the Chinese government has criticised as “a blasphemy.”

The committee said,
the award went to Mr. Liu, who is in prison for his calls for political reform, “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”

Of course cHindu with its top dog LiC and others were probably shattered to hear the news that Norway had shown the symbolic finger to China and did not address this news in an editorial which it richly deserves but rather in a news article by Ananth K.
In response the Chinese had this to say,
The Chinese Foreign Ministry warned that the award would adversely affect the ties between China and Norway. “Liu Xiaobo is a criminal who has been sentenced by Chinese judicial departments for violating Chinese law,” it said. The award ran “… counter to the principle of the [Nobel Peace] Prize."

I'm sure no one in Norway is quaking in their boots at this saber rattling. Here's hoping that more Liu's step up and clean that cesspool which is India's northern neighbor. India should take cue from Norway and probably award one of the Gandhi family awards, Priyanka Kutha Gandhi award or something to Liu and piss of the Chinese.


Xinhua Ram said...

Priyanka.. what?

Check how they abuse quotes while reporting something they don't like. As if they are telling their handlers in Beijing "We don't like it either, but then we have no choice here in India".

China blanks Nobel Peace prize searches

Dirt Digger said...

What else can one call these Nehru Gandhis :)

The cHindu writers hould be ashamed of being the lapdog of a foreign nation.

outspoken said...

next week you can expect someone like M.Bhadrakumar or Siddharth Varadarajan or some psuedo leftists writing eloquently aganist the nefarious imperialistic agenda behind this Nobel award to Liu Xiaobo. the Hindu will not change until comrade N.Ram is removed from that post.

Meghana said...

SM Krishna can invite the Chinese ambassador in Delhi and congratulate him. Mr Rahul-baba Gandhi should also perhaps make a "discreet" appearance and avail of a photo-op.

Sudhir said...
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Sudhir said...

Have been asking LiC, Sidd and Malini on twitter, as to why there was no editorial on Liu. So far, this is what Malini had to say !

@ssudhirkumar Ive said time and again, I will not respond to tweets on the Hindu's policies here. I am tweeting as a private citizen.

Me going to pursue this further with both LiC, Readers Editor and Sidd... let's wait for more tamasha now!


Sudhir said...

I pestered Sidd with this question. He replies - "yawn" !

- Sudhir