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Will Nobel Peace Prize free Liu Xiaobo?

Will Nobel Peace Prize free Liu Xiaobo?It has been hailed as an inspirational choice. Leaders from across the globe are commending the Nobel Peace Prize committee for honouring a ‘selfless nonconformist political prisoner’ and electing Liu Xiaobo as this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner. But will the world’s most honourable award actually bring Liu Xiaobo closer to freedom and in doing so, be evolutionary in the democracy movement?…
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Will the UNs influence ever deter Chinas coercive one child policy I

UN Influence, in Retracting Inequitable Laws, and China

UN Influence, in Retracting Inequitable Laws, and ChinaOver the past decade China has implemented and promoted some highly progressive and commendable policies, which can be seen as a pragmatic response to China’s cooperation with the United Nations. An expansion in community-based methadone therapy and needle exchange program, showed China’s dedication to being in accordance with human-centered principles. Most recently was China’s announcement that it is to lift the ban on restricting HIV positive travelers into the country, which particularly provides recognition of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) dedication to promoting “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family” as being “the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”.…
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