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China: Will a Nobel Peace Prize really hurt our feelings?

Categories: East Asia, China, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, International Relations, Politics, Olympics

It couldn't have been all so bad when Gao Xingjian [1] was awarded the Nobel prize in Literature in 2000; Zhu Rongji congratulated [2] the former Chinese citizen at the time, and Wikipedia maintains that his winning the Nobel Prize in its 100th anniversary year is a happy occasion for Chinese literature [3], even with his works having been banned [4] in China.

Now in 2008 that Hu Jia [5] is rumored [6] to be a top contender for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the news was [7] at least reported, although quickly harmonized [8] away, leaving just those [9] which bear Liu Jianchao [10]‘s harmonious talking point [11] that a Nobel Peace Prize for Hu will without doubt hurt the feelings of the Chinese people, and just the rumor of it already has.

The relevant Anti-CNN post [12], using a Deutsche Welle report, still stands; some comments:


The Nobel “Peace” Prize is just a joke now.


Now, it's whoever that's the most fiercely anti-China that gets Nobel Peace Prizes. This prominent international award, controlled by Western countries, sure gets aimed around a lot. China wants to rise up and look how hard we have it. Jiayou [13], motherland; the more they try and do stuff like this, the more united we should be.


Too angry? More like severely despising! Let those stupid c***s do whatever they want.


Truly despicable…
If you call this peace, then all I see is more hypocrisy…


The Nobel Prize has deviated! It's become the anti-China prize now! What a joke!


Is it worth even responding to this? Just make sure you don't forget it. Didn't the Dalai Lama win it 20 years ago? It was him that was behind the Lhasa riots this year, stirring things up with his big mouth.


Really makes you wonder, have the Nobel Peace Prize judges been castrated or what? How could they be so preposterous??!!

若贝尔和平奖=阴谋 颠覆 政府奖?

Nobel Peace Prize=Plot to Subvert the Government Prize?


Those Westerners really are just fooling themselves! On one hand they fantasize about China coming to rescue their markets, and on the other hand go and tell China what to do and how to do it. Do they really think us Chinese are so easy to bully around?

And from the more influential message board Paowang, comments [14] on the Liu Jianchao ‘hurt feelings’ statement:

# 怪不得最近老生病,原来中了诺贝尔病毒- <0 byte(s)> 徐九十五 2008-09-26 15:35:17 (26)

No wonder I've been so sick lately, turns out I've come down with the Nobel Virus

# 请把和平奖颁发给我- <0 byte(s)> 莫烦 2008-09-26 15:33:54 (23)

You can give the Peace Prize to me please

# 中国真的强大起来了
提交者 : 草草收场 于 泡网俱乐部 (http://paowang.com/) 北京时间 2008-09-26 15:19:48
答 复 : 外交部回应和平奖 提交者 : 弗洛伊德 于 北京时间 2008-09-26 13:17:56

China really is so strong now
So strong that just because other people throw shit in our hands, our feelings get hurt

# 我被伤害了?
提交者 : 霜冷铁衣寒 于 泡网俱乐部 (http://paowang.com/) 北京时间 2008-09-26 15:07:54
答 复 : 外交部回应和平奖 提交者 : 弗洛伊德 于 北京时间 2008-09-26 13:17:56

What, I got hurt?
Why don't I feel anything then?

# Re: 我被伤害了?
提交者 : cowbman 于 泡网俱乐部 (http://paowang.com/) 北京时间 2008-09-26 16:22:04
答 复 : 我被伤害了? 提交者 : 霜冷铁衣寒 于 北京时间 2008-09-26 15:07:54

@What, I got hurt?
There we go getting represented, and hurt, again

# 笑
提交者 : 猫瓜 于 泡网俱乐部 (http://paowang.com/) 北京时间 2008-09-26 16:48:05
答 复 : Re: 我被伤害了? 提交者 : cowbman 于 北京时间 2008-09-26 16:22:04

@What, I got hurt?
Anyway, if we're not being made to wear three red watches [15], someone else is making us wear three western watches [16], should be used to it by now

# 强烈要求中国外交部停止伤害中国人民的感情- <0 byte(s)> 小天 2008-09-26 14:52:19 (30)

I strongly demand that the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs stop hurting the Chinese people's feelings

# 我是不是已经遍体鳞伤了- <0 byte(s)> 我乃朝廷名官岂可降尔反贼! 2008-09-26 14:41:56 (24)

I think I'm hurt all over my body by now

# md,又被强奸一次。。。- <0 byte(s)> 鸡排骨 2008-09-26 14:10:33 (40)

Damn, we got raped again…

# 又受到伤害了。。
提交者 : 鼻涕耷不流 于 泡网俱乐部 (http://paowang.com/) 北京时间 2008-09-26 13:26:38
答 复 : 外交部回应和平奖 提交者 : 弗洛伊德 于 北京时间 2008-09-26 13:17:56

Oh, we got hurt again..
How retarded does one have to be to get treated like this??

# 中国人民的感情比身体重要啊- <0 byte(s)> 能不爱江南? 2008-09-26 13:25:49 (58)

The feelings of the Chinese People are more important than their bodies!

# 不是Yang佳么.- <18 byte(s)> 枯影 2008-09-27 05:21:32 (87)

Shouldn't it be Yang Jia [17]?