[Buddha-l] Peace Nobelprize for Liu Xiaobo

M.B. Schiekel mb.schiekel at arcor.de
Fri Dec 10 09:02:05 MST 2010

Dear friends,

as you know, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo
"for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in

On the ceremony today Liv Ullmann has recited the following appell from
Liu:  "I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement", see:

The German journalist Kai Strittmatter (*1965) has studied sinology in
Munich and has worked for the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (=SZ) from 1997 for
8 years as a correspondent in Peking, see:

Today Strittmatter asks in the SZ, why the German sinologists all keep
silence about Liu Xiaobo and this years Nobel Peace Prize:
"Friedensnobelpreis: Sinologie in Deutschland Das Schweigen der

He finds three points:
- some of our China-experts keep silent, because they won't endanger
their posibilities for further field research in China,
- some of our China-experts keep silent, because they lecture besides
our universities at Chinese "Konfuzius-institutes",
- and some of our China-experts keep silent, because they lecture on
German university chairs, paid by People's Republic of China.

This was new for me and made me very sad.

In metta,

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