|TWO FACED HYPOCRITE|
That was the reaction of the Chinese government upon learning that dissident Liu Xiaobo had been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for peace.
Liu is the first Nobel Laureate to be awarded the prize while incarcerated, he is currently serving an 11 year prison sentence for "subversion."
According to the New York Times:
"By awarding the prize to Mr. Liu, the Norwegian Nobel Committee provided an unmistakable rebuke to Beijing’s authoritarian leaders at a time of growing intolerance for domestic dissent and a spreading unease internationally over the muscular diplomacy that has accompanied China’s economic rise"
“If not for the work of Liu and the others to broker a peaceful withdrawal from the square, Tiananmen Square would have been a field of blood on June 4,” said Gao Yu, a veteran journalist and fellow dissident who was arrested in the hours before the tanks began moving through the city.
His most recent arrest in December 2008 came a day before a reformist manifesto he helped craft began circulating on the Internet. The petition, Charter ’08, demanded that China’s rulers embrace human rights, judicial independence and the kind of political reform that would ultimately end the Communist Party’s monopoly on power.
"For all these years, Liu Xiaobo has persevered in telling the truth about China and because of this, for the fourth time, he has lost his personal freedom,” his wife said in an interview on Wednesday.
In the same way that Mayor Tomas Regalado honored the release of Cuban dissident Ariel Sigler (pictured above) and welcomed him at the airport during a staged press event...
We dare Mayor Tomas Regalado to maintain an intellectually honest and consistent opinion on human rights violations by Communists around the world and issue a statement on behalf of the people of Miami honoring Liu Xiaobo and rebuking the Communist Chinese government for their repeated violations of human rights.
That statement should be addressed directly to Mayor Regalado's new friend, one of the first people he received in December 2009 when he had just became Mayor, Chinese Consul General Gao.
After that meeting, the Chinese Consulate issued a statement saying how Mayor Regalado will "try his best to join hands with the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to promote bilateral exchanges and cooperation to bring more benefit for the people of China and Miami."
Tell that to Liu and the other Chinese dissidents and political prisoners, you two faced hypocrite!