Chinese Government Reacts to Nobel Peace Prize for Dissident

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Tomorrow in Oslo, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but he won't be there. He's serving a prison sentence for a pro-democracy campaign China calls "subversive." Outraged when Liu got the prize, China created the Confucius Peace Prize, which today went to former Taiwanese Vice President Lien Chan, who said he'd never heard of it and had no intention of ever picking it up. Jeff Wasserstrom is Professor of History at the University of California at Irvine and author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.

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Guest:
Jeffrey Wasserstrom - University of California, Irvine - @jwassers

Host:
Warren Olney

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Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis