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November 5, 2010 4:22 PM

After Nobel prize to Liu, China's cracked down on dissent

When imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo received the Nobel Peace Prize last month, some human rights activists and political observers hoped that the award would spark a national debate about change in the country's authoritarian government. So far, the Chinese Communist Party's response has been to harass, arrest or confine dozens of dissidents to their homes.

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