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Why Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Prize Matters to Tibet

Dec. 10 (Huffington Post/by Kate Saunders): This year’s Peace Prize matters in Tibet because Liu Xiaobo is among those Chinese intellectuals who link Tibet’s destiny to their own — by arguing that a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Tibet needs to involve the Dalai Lama, and is ultimately in China’s interests.

At a time of wrenching social change in China, a new generation of Tibetan intellectuals, artists, writers and scholars are increasingly standing by the side of Liu Xiaobo and other Chinese dissidents. Their stories are less well-known than their Chinese counterparts, but they share their concerns about political repression and state control — representing a more complex challenge to Beijing than before.

The Tibetan writer Woeser was among the original signatories of Charter 08.

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