A Prize for Hu Jia

The political dissident is recognized in Europe

Linked with Hu Jia – China.

Published on The Wall Street Journal WSJ, by Wall Street Journal Asia, OCTOBER 27, 2008.

Hu Jia (activist), go to /Awards and honors: Hu was made an honorary citizen of France on April 21, 2008, the same day as was the 14th Dalai Lama.[1] On October 23, 2008, the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
was awarded to Hu Jia.[14] …


[1]: Paris makes Dalai Lama, Chinese dissident, honorary citizens, Apr 21, 2008,

[14]: Sakharov Prize 2008 awarded to Hu Jia, Human rights, 23-10-2008,


China Must Free Dissident Hu Jia, Amnesty Says After EU Prize, by James Peng, Oct. 24, 2008.

China says dissident Hu Jia is a criminal, Oct 9, 2008: BEIJING (AFP) — China called reported Nobel Peace Prize nominee Hu Jia a criminal Thursday, adding that awarding the jailed dissident this year’s prestigious accolade would amount to interference in its legal affairs … (full text) … and all 644 articles by Google-news-search on Oct. 26, 2008.

(My comment: We really have to look after this nation reaching too quickly the status of an empire, before they have reached a mature notion about the individual right of one’s own consciousness for what is accepted as right or wrong. As the question remains: Why this Chineese elites fear so much critics?

The right to critic one’s own elites is part of the fundamental freedom of consciousness. What shall we do with an upcoming empire NOT accepting any critic about its elites? If China is not able to admit this, we, the whole world, will run into another future powerful dictatorship, the
worst we have even seen. Then, what America had done to the world will be seen as peanuts).

See also Human Rights on:

Univ. of Minnesota, Human Rights Center/Quotes;

What “Human Rights” Really Means;

What We Mean by Human Rights, and Why;

… and: the Google Web-search on: what are human rights.

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