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China to Norway: Do not give Nobel Peace Prize to Hong Kong agitators

Wang's visit comes in the backdrop of Norway preparing to take up a rotational seat on the United Nations Security Council, of which China is a permanent member

Pro-democracy protesters march on a street during a protest in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 | Photo: PTI
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FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy protesters march on a street during a protest in Hong Kong| Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India Beijing
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a rare visit to Norway, warned Oslo against granting the Nobel Peace Prize to Hong Kong pro-democracy activists much on the lines of awarding the prize to China's human rights activist Liu Xiaobo and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in the past, causing strains in bilateral ties.
 
Wang, who is currently on a tour of European Union countries to shore-up support for China in the face of the increasing pressure mounted by the US, is the first Chinese foreign minister to visit Oslo in 15 years.
 
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First Published: Aug 29 2020 | 2:50 AM IST

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