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Nobel a ploy to attack us: China

world Updated: Oct 13, 2010 01:05 IST
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China on Tuesday held the Norwegian government responsible for the “erroneous” decision of the Nobel Committee to name Liu Xiaobo for the coveted Peace Prize and accused other countries of using the award to attack it.

In an apparent reference to countries like US which have demanded the release of Liu, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu said trying to change the country's political system by awarding the prize to an imprisoned dissident was a mistake. “To give the peace prize to a convicted person in China...this shows no respect for judicial system in China,” Ma said.