2010/10/08

China summons Norway ambassador over Peace Prize

OSLO, October  8, 2010 (AFP) - China summoned Norway's ambassador on Friday to protest at the Norwegian Nobel Committee's decision to give the Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Norwegian government said.

"The Norwegian ambassador to China was asked to come to the Chinese foreign ministry, where he was told of China's disagreement and protest" over the Peace Prize pick, Ragnhild Imerslund of the Norwegian foreign ministry told AFP.

In Oslo, China's ambassador asked to meet with Norway's foreign ministry "to convey the same message," she said.