To Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China ChenDeming Minister of Commerce
and Ministry ofForeign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister
A requestfor moderation
In 2010 the Nobel Committee, situated in Norway, awarded the Nobel Peace Price to Liu Xiaobo. This was wrong! Not only because Liu Xiaobo does not fight for peace, but also because according to Chinese courts he is acriminal. The Norwegian government were attending the price-ceremony, (except our minister of trade, Mr Trond Giske, who probably knew better) as they have always done, whether it was Barack Obama,Shimon Perez or Yasser Arafat, of whom the government applauded or not. But Norways FORMER prime minister, Mr. Torbjørn Jagland is the head of the Nobel Committee, and therefore may seem like he is representing Norway in this matter. But he is not! And thank God for that! 80% of the Norwegian people would characterize Mr. Jagland as a very stupid person, who only got into his positions through inside connections in the Labour Party.
So please,stop punishing Norway as a country and Norwegians as a people for themisunderstood deed of a Committee which do not represent Norway or Norwegians.
By continuing the Chinese boycott of Norway, you only create the possibility for ordinary people and business people to change their opinion of China, which still today is a very good one, although the papers are writing more and more about concequences of the Chinese boycott.
Personally, I became a Red Guardian at Middle School 101 in Beijing in 1967, and have never left my firm belief in China as the coming superpower. I also agree with the doctrine that Chairman Mao did right/wrong 70/30. Your people still admires Chairman Mao.
Please letyour Government accept Norway in the same way..
“A verywise man once said: Half of the people can be part right all of the time,
Some of the people can be all right part of the time,
But all of the people can't be all right all of the time.” (Bob Dylan)
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