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Reception in '2010 Liu Xiaobo'

04 June 2014 17.00

Wednesday 4 June at 17.00 we mark the 25th anniversary of the massacre in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The Nobel Peace Center hosts a reception in the exhibition 2010 Liu Xiaobo about the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his long-standing, non-violent advocacy of human rights in China.

The exhibition is opened by the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad.

Liu Xiaobo was unable to come to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. At the award ceremony in Oslo City Hall, Liu Xiaobo’s chair remained empty. After the ceremony, the Chinese authorities censored the phrase ‘empty chair’ on the Chinese internet. The empty chair is a central part of the exhibition. Visitors can take a photograph of themselves with the empty chair, and show their support for the campaign to free Liu Xiaobo by uploading it to Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #FreeLiu.

The opening will be conducted in Norwegian. Refreshments will be served.

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