Chinese Government Pressuring Chinese in Norway Into Anti-Nobel Protests

Chinese diplomats in Norway have been systematically pressurizing Chinese residents into joining anti-Nobel demonstrations, which are planned to take place in Oslo on Friday.

Amnesty International has been informed by reliable sources in the Chinese diaspora that mainland Chinese residents in Norway have been repeatedly visited and called to meetings over the last two months by representatives of the Chinese government.

The pressure exerted by these representatives is perceived by those visited or attending the meetings as threats, with concrete and serious consequences for the future livelihood of Chinese residents who fail to show up for these demonstrations.

“We are shocked that Chinese authorities would bring the oppressive atmosphere of Beijing to Oslo,” said John Peder Egenæs, Director of Amnesty International Norway. “It’s shameful and saddening that Chinese people feel pressured to demonstrate against the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize on a day that should be one of pride and celebration.”

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8 thoughts on “Chinese Government Pressuring Chinese in Norway Into Anti-Nobel Protests

  1. i join you in calling for Mr Liu's release …… & in condemning Beijing's pressuring of Chinese in Norway to protest his prize.

    In fact i'm alienated by Beijing's methods of mass bullying.

    Paradoxically i don't go with Amnesty Norway Director Egenaes' sentiments that Liu's prize calls for "pride & celebration" on the part of Chinese, either.

    In this shadow world of ours, things are not always what they seem….

    & especially not black & white.

    Norway's present administration & her Nobel Prize givers are, in my eyes, motivated less by passion for rights than by their own USsubservient & ( hence ) antiChina alignment.

    The awarding of the Prize is as political as the condemnation of it.

  2. I think the answer to most of our questions would be by questioning as to "Why has he been arrested and imprisoned?"

    Has he broken any government's rules and laws ?

    See,, Some might not agree with policies of certain governments and some would agree. for example, there will be concerns over the US government's laws and regulations as we see retaliation in the USA it self (like the laws for and against Gay Marriages, Abortion, Legalizing Certain drugs as Pot, Prostitution etc.. ) However, if a particular government decides on a law, it is up to the citizens of that country to abode by it and voice opinions than retaliate violently.

    Hence, if a person breaks such law and retaliates violently, we cannot blame the government for putting the guy in prison ya ?

  3. i join you in calling for Mr Liu’s release …… & in condemning Beijing’s pressuring of Chinese in Norway to protest his prize.

    In fact i’m alienated by Beijing’s methods of mass bullying.

    Paradoxically i don’t go with Amnesty Norway Director Egenaes’ sentiments that Liu’s prize calls for “pride & celebration” on the part of Chinese, either.

    In this shadow world of ours, things are not always what they seem….

    & especially not black & white.

    Norway’s present administration & her Nobel Prize givers are, in my eyes, motivated less by passion for rights than by their own USsubservient & ( hence ) antiChina alignment.

    The awarding of the Prize is as political as the condemnation of it.

  4. I think the answer to most of our questions would be by questioning as to “Why has he been arrested and imprisoned?”

    Has he broken any government’s rules and laws ?

    See,, Some might not agree with policies of certain governments and some would agree. for example, there will be concerns over the US government’s laws and regulations as we see retaliation in the USA it self (like the laws for and against Gay Marriages, Abortion, Legalizing Certain drugs as Pot, Prostitution etc.. ) However, if a particular government decides on a law, it is up to the citizens of that country to abode by it and voice opinions than retaliate violently.

    Hence, if a person breaks such law and retaliates violently, we cannot blame the government for putting the guy in prison ya ?

  5. "Why" is always a valid question.

    Why then has Mr Liu beeen imprisoned ?

    For he is not a violent person.

    Indeed he is so nonviolent he does not see even the system that imprisons him as his enemy.

    Nor has he broken any laws.

    No. He's imprisoned because of his Charter .

    For the Chinese system fears any thinking alternative… any thought – out alternative … to its programmed rule.

    So do all systems… but Beijing's is more intolerant than most.

    As the Chinese authorities said, his critique of the system went beyond a general criticism of the same.

    China would do well to free him without further ado…….. & study the Charter to boot.

    Even that great champion of the vertical System, Confucius, would probably concur with this "advice".

  6. “Why” is always a valid question.

    Why then has Mr Liu beeen imprisoned ?

    For he is not a violent person.

    Indeed he is so nonviolent he does not see even the system that imprisons him as his enemy.

    Nor has he broken any laws.

    No. He’s imprisoned because of his Charter .

    For the Chinese system fears any thinking alternative… any thought – out alternative … to its programmed rule.

    So do all systems… but Beijing’s is more intolerant than most.

    As the Chinese authorities said, his critique of the system went beyond a general criticism of the same.

    China would do well to free him without further ado…….. & study the Charter to boot.

    Even that great champion of the vertical System, Confucius, would probably concur with this “advice”.

  7. @ a.savage: the Chinese govt will do what's in the interests of the entire Chinese population. Their primary concern is to avoid a chaotic disintegration of their country as it moves slowly to being democratic superpower; this process could take another 50 years.

    The Norwegians have a long history of interference in other countries' affairs (e.g. Sri Lanka, Ethiopia), so they can now lie back and enjoy the experience of being shafted by the Chinese. I hope they really, really enjoy it.

  8. @ a.savage: the Chinese govt will do what’s in the interests of the entire Chinese population. Their primary concern is to avoid a chaotic disintegration of their country as it moves slowly to being democratic superpower; this process could take another 50 years.

    The Norwegians have a long history of interference in other countries’ affairs (e.g. Sri Lanka, Ethiopia), so they can now lie back and enjoy the experience of being shafted by the Chinese. I hope they really, really enjoy it.