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Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony: China Among 19 Countries To Turn Down Invitation

Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony: China Among 19 Countries To Turn Down Invitation

OSLO, Norway — China and 18 other countries will not attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, officials said, an announcement that comes after a Chinese campaign to dissuade diplomats from showing up.

Embassy representatives, including from Russia, Pakistan, Serbia, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba, have turned down an invitation to the Dec. 10 event in Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee said. At least 44 of the 65 embassies that have been invited have accepted the invitation, it added.

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