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    (Original post by Texan88)
    France still believes that Liu should be freed. He has done nothing worse than spoken out against the government. A nation without the freedom to question government is a totalitarian nation.
    The USA agree's and seconds this.
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    Norway thanks all those who attended the ceremony to celebrate the best and brightest our planet has to offer. We are most disappointed that, for the first time in 74 years, the Nobel Prize was unable to be awarded to it's recipient, and we condemn China for its spiteful approach to punishing the international community.
    We would also like to thank the United States for their most vocal support of the independent Nobel committee, and of the freeing of Liu Xiaobo, with their most recent House of Representatives resolution (H.Res 1717).
    We congratulate Liu Xiaobo on his achievement.

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    China reminds France and the US that Liu Xiaobo is a convicted criminal under Chinese law. Like all other criminals he is expected to serve his sentence. How would France or the USA feel if China requested that they released one of their prisoners?
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    The UK believes that any prisoner imprisoned in France or the U.S. would be also subject to punishment in the People's Republic of China under Chinese law.
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    The Gambia does not support the demand for Liu Xiaobo to be freed. We feel that this issue of his imprisonment is an internal issue.
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    (Original post by hattikins)
    The Gambia does not support the demand for Liu Xiaobo to be freed. We feel that this issue of his imprisonment is an internal issue.
    China thanks The Gambia for her support on this matter.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    The UK believes that any prisoner imprisoned in France or the U.S. would be also subject to punishment in the People's Republic of China under Chinese law.
    We would like the Rep from the UK to clarify the ambiguous tone of this statement if he could.
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    OOC: Like if you commit a serious crime in France, it's likely to be a crime in China as well!
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    OOC: Like if you commit a serious crime in France, it's likely to be a crime in China as well!
    OOC: Gotcha I understood that I just was confused about the context.
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    (Original post by sandys1000)
    [ooc] It was 'Imagine' wasn't it? I did see that; found it fascinating. [/ooc]

    [ooc] I finally watched that program about Ai Wei Wei last week. It was excellent, really interesting. [/ooc]
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    [ooc] I finally watched that program about Ai Wei Wei last week. It was excellent, really interesting. [/ooc]
    [ooc] Yeah, the Sunflower Seeds look fun [/ooc]
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    (Original post by sandys1000)
    [ooc] Yeah, the Sunflower Seeds look fun [/ooc]
    [ooc] Must have been very tedious work though. It was very interesting art. I am not normally a fan of modern conceptual art but this intrigued me. [/ooc]
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    Nigeria supports the Gambian statement.
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    Norway feels it is valid to argue that the imprisonment of Lui Xiaobo is indeed a domestic issue and should not be debated on the world stage. However, because China have made his receiving of the award a personal issue and has subsequently seen fit to imprison others and sabotage Norwegian competition in international events, we feel that it is equally, if not more, valid to argue that China itself has made this an international issue.
    Norway is most upset by the reaction of China to the awarding of the Nobel Prize, and condemns her actions as, frankly, spiteful and somewhat childish.
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    China has much more important matters to deal with at the moment, such as the situation in the Korean Peninsula.
    However, we question how by imprisoning people who have committed crimes in China under Chinese law is an international issue.
    With regards to the accusation that China has sabotaged Norwegian competition in international events, can the representative provide concrete evidence? If not, China requests the representative withdraw this comment.
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    (Original post by manthew)
    The World Bank would like to quote an article from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, regardless the Chinese (A significant member of UN) reluctancy to recognise the UDHR.
    Finland agrees and upholds the decision of the United Nations.

    (Original post by gyyy2807)
    China has much more important matters to deal with at the moment, such as the situation in the Korean Peninsula.
    However, we question how by imprisoning people who have committed crimes in China under Chinese law is an international issue.
    With regards to the accusation that China has sabotaged Norwegian competition in international events, can the representative provide concrete evidence? If not, China requests the representative withdraw this comment.
    Finland believes that by making such bold statements and imprisoning country members against there will and against United Nations and International law that they have made it an international matter and that this overrides local chinese law.
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    (Original post by manthew)
    The World Bank would like to quote an article from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, regardless the Chinese (A significant member of UN) reluctancy to recognise the UDHR.
    Myanmar condemns the World Bank for criticising China in such a way. The role of this organisation has been brought into question by such a statement. Myanmar would draw attention to article 85 of our charter:

    Article 85
    UNO representatives must remain politically neutral in all in character discussions
    Myanmar believes that the World Bank has over stepped the mark and no longer recognises it as a political body or for it's role in the Assembly.

    [OOC: This may seem harsh, but at least continues this discussion]
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Myanmar condemns the World Bank for criticising China in such a way. The role of this organisation has been brought into question by such a statement. Myanmar would draw attention to article 85 of our charter:


    Myanmar believes that the World Bank has over stepped the mark and no longer recognises it as a political body or for it's role in the Assembly.

    [OOC: This may seem harsh, but at least continues this discussion]
    The World Bank thanks Myanmar for the concern and reminder. However, the World Bank is genuinely neutral on this matter or at least hope to be. The World Bank simply quoted an article as a reminder that such article exists and should be considered in all actions. The World Bank apologies if our actions had deemed political.

    [ooc: yeah..I'm getting tired of being UNO. Now I know why judges are highly paid, the job is too stress imo.. time to retired? ]
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    China reiterates that we have the right to set the law in our own land. Criminals will be punished in accordance with Chinese law. This is not the concern of the international community.
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    (Original post by manthew)
    The World Bank thanks Myanmar for the concern and reminder. However, the World Bank is genuinely neutral on this matter or at least hope to be. The World Bank simply quoted an article as a reminder that such article exists and should be considered in all actions. The World Bank apologies if our actions had deemed political.

    [ooc: yeah..I'm getting tired of being UNO. Now I know why judges are highly paid, the job is too stress imo.. time to retired? ]

    [OOC: Represent a country instead. It's fun to be an outspoken one.]
 
 
 
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