Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been named the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
The award, announced in Norway’s capital Oslo, is certain to anger Beijing, which had earlier warned against the move.
Norwegian Nobel Committee president Thorbjoern Jagland said Mr Liu was “the foremost symbol of this wide-ranging struggle for human rights in China”.
Mr Jagland earlier admitted he knew the choice would be controversial.
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