I was delighted as was all major editorials over the Nobel Peace Prize given to Liu Xiaobo. There was an article in The Economist the other day that talked about establishing universal values in China. They made it sound like there was some movement on the issue. The Charta 08 that Liu Xiaobo developed was commented on by me in a post about one and half year ago. I cited a phrase from the Charta 08:
"Where will China head in the 21st century? Continue a "modernization" under this kind of authoritarian rule? Or recognize universal values, assimilate into the mainstream civilization, and build a democratic political system? This is a major decision that cannot be avoided."