Hu: Dollar-based system ‘product of the past’

UPI.com via PoliJam 1/16/2011

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (UPI) — China views the dollar-based world currency system as a “product of the past,” President Hu Jintao said.

Answering questions submitted by The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post before his state visit to Washington this week, Hu admitted “some differences and sensitive issues,” but did not […]

Nobel Ire Increases in China

Jeremy Page The Wall Street Journal 12/9/2010

BEIJING—China blocked access to several foreign media outlets, intensified a crackdown on political activists, and fired a fresh salvo of criticism at the U.S. on the eve of a ceremony Friday marking the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a jailed Chinese dissident.

…A handful […]

Jailed Chinese Nobel laureate meets with wife

By DPA, IANS 10/10/10

BEIJING – The wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo met her husband Sunday and reportedly told him of his award, a rights group said.

Liu Xia met her husband after being taken to Jinzhou in China’s northeast where Li Xiaobo is imprisoned, Hong Kong media reported, citing […]

Nobel winner’s wife: Peace prize brings hope of change

Says she doubted doubted Liu Xiaobo’s chances of winning because of China’s opposition

Reuters 10/8/2010

BEIJING — China’s dwindling band of pro-democracy dissidents believe awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to one of their own could bring change to the world’s most populous country, his wife told Reuters.

Liu Xiaobo, jailed in 2009 for 11 years […]