Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan said China should release Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo , risking a further rift as he seeks to repair bilateral ties damaged by a territorial dispute.
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou congratulated China’s Liu Xiaobo on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle to promote human rights and democracy, an award that was denounced by authorities in Beijing.
Wu’er Kaixi was losing faith.
Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, called for jailed Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo to be freed, hours after the Communist Party trumpeted his award as a sign of China’s growing influence.