China says will not change position on Nobel Peace Prize

Politics

The resumption of diplomatic ties between Norway and China, which were broken off after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to jailed Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in 2010, will not affect China’s official position on the award. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stated that previously, the prize was "wrongly awarded...to criminals who attempted to split China, sabotage national unity and subvert the state power, for the purpose of achieving their political agenda." She added, "The Chinese side is unequivocally and resolutely opposed to that. This position is subject to no change."