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Washington Post:Renaming a street after Liu Xiaobo is the right thing to do


THE EFFORT to rename part of the Northwest Washington street in front of the Chinese Embassy in honor of an imprisoned Chinese dissident is, as some have noted, purely symbolic. But that should be celebrated, not derided. Speaking out against an egregious injustice is the right thing to do and, as history has shown, can eventually make a difference. Continue reading

The not-so-subtle diplomatic tactic of renaming streets to troll other countries


China’s Washington Embassy (Google Maps)

China’s Washington embassy is getting a new address, according to The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock blog: No. 1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza. Continue reading

China calls U.S. bid to name street for Nobel peace laureate a ‘farce’

BEIJING Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:32am EDT

Workers prepare the Nobel Peace Prize laureate exhibition ”I Have No Enemies” for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo December 9, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville


(Reuters) – China on Wednesday dismissed as a “farce” Continue reading

US push to rename Chinese embassy street after dissident

25 June 2014 Last updated at 12:02 ET Share this pagePrint

A picture of Liu Xiaobo seen inside the Nobel Peace Center on the day of The Nobel Peace Prize Continue reading

House committee votes to give Chinese Embassy new address: No. 1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza

BY MICHAEL LARIS June 24 at 12:54 PM

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voted to rename the stretch of road in front of the Chinese Embassy “Liu Xiaobo Plaza,” a symbolic nod to the Nobel Prize-winning dissident and a slap at the human rights record of officials in Beijing. Continue reading

U.S. Politicians Want to Name a Street After Liu Xiaobo, China Not Pleased

6:42 pm HKT May 30, 2014 


A man walked in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo in Oslo in 2010. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
You say commemorative, I say provocative.

That was the message Friday that came from China Ministry of Foreign Affairs Continue reading