Hold on, communists claiming blasphemy? Don’t you have to be religious for that? The Nobel committee must really have the Chinese government steaming to use that term! From RFI:
The Chinese government says the Norwegian Nobel committee has violated the Nobel Peace Prize by awarding it to dissident Liu Xiabao, and warns that ties between the two countries could suffer. But many governments and NGOs around the world have welcomed the award.
China dubbed the award “blasphemy” and has blocked reporting of the news on its territory.
Liu was jailed for 11 years in December 2009 after cowriting Charter 08, a petition which called for political reform in China. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday…
[continues at RFI]