Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize is not the Nobel the Chinese government has been hoping for. Or is it? We’ll talk with historian Timothy Cheek about how the prize may play into the hands of liberal leaning members of the Communist party and regular citizens who want a more democratic China.
- Timothy Cheek, Professor and Louis Cha Chair of Chinese Research and Associate Director of the Centre for Chinese Research at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. Author of China since 1989: Living with Reform.
- David Kelly, is based in Beijing and Professor of China Studies at the China Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney.