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  • Chinese Nobel winner: Politics a great challenge

    This year's Nobel Prize in literature winner says his greatest challenge as a writer has been to reflect the social realities of his native China without letting personal political opinions suppress his work.


  • Chinese Nobel winner: Politics a great challenge

    This year's Nobel Literature Prize winner says his greatest challenge as a writer has been to reflect the social realities of his native China without allowing personal political opinions suppress his work.


  • Nobel literature winner says censorship necessary

    This year's Nobel literature winner Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his cozy relationship with China's Communist Party, defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks.


  • Chinese Nobel literature winner: censorship a must

    This year's Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his membership in China's Communist Party and reluctance to speak out against the country's government, defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks.


  • Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, stands Dec. 6, 2012, in her Beijing home where she has been held under house arrest for more than two years. Liu trembled uncontrollably and cried as she described how her confinement under house arrest has been absurd and emotionally draining in the two years since her jailed activist husband was named a Nobel Peace laureate. (Associated Press)

    Detained China Nobel wife speaks out

    Stunned that reporters were able to visit her, Liu Xia trembled uncontrollably and cried Thursday as she described how absurd and emotionally draining her confinement under house arrest has been in the two years since her jailed activist husband, Liu Xiaobo, was named a Nobel Peace laureate.


  • Mo Yan of China, the 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate speaks Dec. 6, 2012, during a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm. The official prize giving ceremony takes place in Stockholm on Dec. 10. (Associated Press)

    Chinese Nobel literature winner: censorship a must

    This year's Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his membership in China's Communist Party and reluctance to speak out against the country's government, defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks.


  • Ex-Nobel winner: Choice of Mo Yan a 'catastrophe'

    Herta Mueller, the 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, says the choice to give this year's award to Mo Yan is a "catastrophe" that never should have happened, and accuses the Chinese writer of praising the Asian country's tough censorship laws.


  • Chinese writer Mo Yan attends a press conference in Gaomi, his hometown, in east China's Shandong province Friday Oct. 12, 2012. Nobel Prize for literature winner Mo Yan has expressed hope that China's imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo will regain his freedom. Chinese calligraphy at right reads "all rivers run into the sea" meant to describe something as all encompassing. (AP Photo)

    Inside China: Mr. ‘Don’t Speak’ speaks

    China's freshly minted Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, whose name, Mo Yan, literally means "Don't Speak" in Chinese, in recent days spoke at ease on a wide range of issues, some of them highly sensitive — and thus controversial — in the current Chinese political environment.


  • Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

    Novelist Mo Yan, this year's Nobel Prize winner for literature, is practiced in the art of challenging the status quo without offending those who uphold it.


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