In 2010 the Nobel Prize for Literature was given to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year sentence for his pro-democracy views. Officials in China went into a fit of rage. But 2012 saw the Prize go to Mo Yan, an important member of Communist Party.
Two years ago today, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the imprisoned Chinese intellectual and democracy activist Dr. Liu Xiaobo. As we mark this anniversary, the international community must address the ongoing repression of rights in China.