Wei Jingsheng

The silhouette of Liu Xia, wife of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, is seen in this photo taken at her home in Beijing in August 2012. Liu Xia has been under house arrest since October 2010. Photo: Hu Jia

Dissident slams award of Nobel prize to Mo Yan

Prominent Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng on Thursday criticised the awarding of the Nobel literature prize to officially tolerated author Mo Yan, saying the move was meant to please Beijing.