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China Denied Former Norwegian Prime Minister’s Visa to Beijing

The BBC reported that China has denied former Norwegian Prime Minister Bondevik’s visa to come to China for the conference of the “World Council of Churches.” The Norwegian Foreign Ministry lodged a diplomatic action with China but to no avail. “This is very unfortunate,” Bondevik said, “I really want to attend the meeting. I can only condemn China. It’s been almost two years since Liu Xioabo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, yet they still cannot get over it.” (Bondevik was to be the moderator for the World Councill of Churches meeting this week in Nanjing.)

Source: BBC, June 12, 2012