Nobel Peace Prize Choice Upsets China: Liu Xiaobo

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From a long list of candidates in a world full of war and repression, China's Liu Xiaobo has been chosen for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. However, Liu might not know it until his wife is able visit him in a Chinese prison, where he's serving an 11-years sentence on charges of subversion for advocating human rights. His history of dissent includes a hunger strike during the protests in Tiananmen Square. China warned the Nobel committee to choose someone else. Will this make things even worse for Liu? Will it increase international pressure on China? What have been the consequences of last year's choice of Barack Obama, a first-term President in the midst of two wars?

Credits

Guests:
Sophie Richardson - Human Rights Watch - @SophieHRW, Kristian Berg Harpviken - Director, Peace Research Institute, Adam Minter - Bloomberg World View - @AdamMinter, Daryl Kimball - Arms Control Association - @armscontrolnow, Jay Solomon - Wall Street Journal - @WSJSolomon

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis