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France says will attend China dissident`s Nobel ceremony

France will attend the December prize ceremony for Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo despite pressure from Beijing for western countries to boycott it, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.



Paris: France will attend the December
prize ceremony for Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo
despite pressure from Beijing for western countries to boycott
it, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

"Every year at this prize-giving France is always
represented by its ambassador to Norway. This tradition will
be upheld this year," ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told
reporters.

The ceremony takes place on December 10 in Oslo, home
of the Norwegian Nobel Committee which awards the peace prize.

China was enraged by the committee`s decision to award
the peace prize to Liu, a writer and rights activist who is
serving an 11-year prison sentence in China for subversion.

Diplomats from several countries said China`s embassy
in Oslo had sent letters to western missions implicitly
cautioning them not to attend the prize ceremony.

PTI

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