Chairman of the Nobel Committee Thorbjoern Jagland looks at the reserved vacant chair of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo (portrait at left), on which Jagland placed the Nobel Peace Prize diploma and gold medal during the ceremony for the Nobel Laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo at the city hall in Oslo on December 10, 2010. Photo: AFP

Norway running short of options as it tries to improve ties with China

Norway has paid a high price since dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, with Beijing continuing to turn the screw

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Chairman of the Nobel Committee Thorbjoern Jagland looks at the reserved vacant chair of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo (portrait at left), on which Jagland placed the Nobel Peace Prize diploma and gold medal during the ceremony for the Nobel Laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo at the city hall in Oslo on December 10, 2010. Photo: AFP
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