Empty chairs in Oslo as Liu Xiaobo is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
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In prison for "inciting subversion", Chinese pro-reform campaigner Liu Xiaobo is to miss the Nobel Prize ceremony on Friday. He was awarded the 2010 Peace Prize for drafting a document calling for democratic reform in the country. China has been infuriated that the award has been given to a dissident and called on other countries to boycott the event in protest.