The Nobel Peace Prize 2010 was awarded to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”
Liu, 54, who was a key leader in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, was sentenced on Christmas Day last year to 11 years in prison for subversion.
China said the award was a violation of Nobel principles and could damage relations with Norway. More on BBC.
As expected, the Chinese government has ordered a news blackout on major news portals and has censored foreign news broadcasts (CNN etc.) which are related to the award, but it’s just impossible to block all online information these days.