China says Liu Xiaobo is a criminal
China's Foreign Ministry reiterated that locked-up 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is a convicted criminal on Friday, days before another Chinese writer lauded by the government receives a Nobel.


This year's literature prize winner Mo Yan, who is vice president of the Communist Party-backed writers' association, evaded questions about his fellow countryman Liu at a news conference in Stockholm on Thursday. (AP)