Margaret Scott

Почему Китай разразился гневными упреками?

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Китайское правительство должно быть возмущено, продолжая наблюдать, как Нобелевские премии назначают не тем китайцам.

Первым не тем китайцем был Гао Синцзянь, критический драматург, художник и писатель, получивший Нобелевскую премию по литературе в 2000 году, проживая в изгнании в Париже. Последним стал Лю Сяобо, литературный критик и публицист, который был удостоен Нобелевской премии мира в этом году, отбывая тюремный срок за «подрывную деятельность» против коммунистического режима. Поскольку Далай-лама не является гражданином Китая, я не буду упоминать его Нобелевскую премию мира, хотя для правителей Китая она, пожалуй, была самой раздражающей из всех.

Тем не менее, ответ китайского правительства на Нобелевскую премию Лю был чрезвычайным. Вместо того чтобы показать величественное презрение или официальное молчание, оно подняло колоссальный ажиотаж, яростно протестуя против заговоров о подрыве Китая и заключая десятки видных китайских интеллектуалов, в том числе жену Лю, Лю Ся, под домашний арест. В результате, совершенно бессильный, до сих пор совсем неизвестный Лю Сяобо стал не только известным во всем мире, но и гораздо более известным в самом Китае.

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