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One Year After the Nobel Peace Prize Award to Liu Xiaobo: Conditions for Political Prisoners and Prospects for Political Reform, Hearing Before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, December 6, 2011   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the December 6, 2011 hearing titled "One Year After the Nobel Peace Prize Award to Liu Xiaobo: Conditions for Political Prisoners and Prospects for Political Reform," held before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. From the opening statement of Christopher H. Smith: "One year after the independent Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, who as we all know is a Chinese intellectual and democracy advocate, Liu remains isolated in prison thousands of miles away from his wife, who authorities are holding under house arrest in Beijing. In February 2010, I led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in nominating Liu Xiaobo for the prize, at the same time nominating two other persecuted human rights advocates, Chen Guangcheng and Gao Zhisheng, to be joint recipients as part of an international tide of support for the awarding of the prize to Liu Xiaobo. The Nobel Committee awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo for his 'long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.' H. Res. 1717, which I authored, congratulating Liu on the awarding of the prize passed the House with a vote of 402 to 1 exactly one year ago." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Perry Link, Xiaorong Li, Marian Botsford Fraser, Carl Gershman, Ling Chai, Reggie Littlejohn, and Bob Fu.

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