最近台湾举行的2010《中国民主化展望与探索》国际会议（11月11日-13日）作出决议，奥斯陆的诺贝尔奖颁奖式上我们不能缺席，因此我谨代表全体与会者来到奥斯陆见证这个颁奖式。 (博讯 boxun.com)
Statement of Chin Jin for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
My name is Chin Jin, a human rights and democracy activist based in
Sydney Australia. I am passionate about a healthy future for the
Chinese people, and their right to live under democratic rule, and not
The 2010 International Conference on the Prospects and Exploration of
China's Democracy recently convened in Taiwan made a decision to send
representation to the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo and therefore
as representative I am here on behalf of the participants of the
It is an honour to be here with you today at this globally respected
Nobel Prize awards event, at one of the worlds leading institutes,
which exists for the sole purpose of acknowledging contributions to
the ethical and scientific advancement of our world today.
Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for outstanding
achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine,
literature, for peace, and more recently for economic sciences.
However, my presence here today is to pay particular respect to the
awarding of Nobel Peace Prize this year.
The criteria for the award of the Nobel Peace Prize is that it should
go to "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for
fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing
armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
I feel the Nobel Peace Prize is the one which holds a special place in
the hearts of all of us, because the hope of peace and stability lies
deep in our individual souls, as well as being a political global
objective of our world leaders. In this world of over population,
rampant consumerism and grasping to dominate and exploit all remaining
resources, we all feel an underlying anxiety that the future state of
peace in our world is a delicate matter, and we acknowledge that it
takes courage, foresight, dialogue and commitment on many levels to
prevent war and conflict under such competitive circumstances.
One of the most effective non violent ways of resolving conflicting
desires is by dialogue. This includes presenting ones view in a
rational, respectful and well prepared proposal, as a basis for
constructive discussion with the parties involved.
This is exactly the course taken by Liu Xiaobo. After lifetime of
commitment of speaking out against injustice, he used his integrity
and academic skills to spearhead the development of a charter, which
proposed improvements to Chinese policy which could benefit the
quality of life and the human rights of thousands of millions of
people within China. He and his colleagues wrote this document with
due respect to the existing Chinese Constitution, and his hope was for
further discussion of the proposed amendments.
The Nobel Committee is aware of this lifetime of work to help his
fellow humans and has taken the opportunity to publicly acknowledge
his courage, intellect and dedication by awarding this prestigious
prize as a mark of respect. They have awarded his commitment as one
who selflessly and bravely voiced an alternative proposal in a country
which does not encourage free speech.
For this work, The Communist Party in Beijing accused him of a being a
criminal and sent him to prison. His wife has also been placed under
house arrest, so she will be unable to attend to collect this
prestigious prize on his behalf.
It seems poignant that this award will be made to an empty chair, as
it was when this prize was awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991.
This is what makes this prize so important.
Today, there is much rhetoric spoken by our leaders about ethical
matters and human rights, yet very few offices in our leadership
structure have a true vested interest in promoting justice and a fair
go within all nations.
The Nobel Institute is the most globally acknowledged and well
respected office which has the impartiality to perform this function
It has a history of awarding outstanding contributors who wish to
encourage our individual global obligation to live well together and
care for each other, as has been seen with past awards to His Holiness
the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Lech Walesa, Mikhail
Gorbachev, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King Junior, UNICEF, Red
Cross, Medecins Sans Frontiers, Amnesty International, and a host of
other worthwhile mentors to inspire us all.
As in previous years, this year, the Nobel Institute has had the
courage to acknowledge a truly ethical man, who is an iconic symbol of
the many ethical men and women who have stood, and some who have
fallen, with the courage to speak in favour of improved policies to
promote a better way of living.
Many of our global leaders espouse passionate monologues at well
publicised campaign events, but sadly in reality many of them
privately abandon their well flaunted commitments to building a just
global structure for the sake of the highly lucrative trade dollar.
Often it is not politically convenient for our leaders to let the
light shine on the dedicated activists who have shown integrity in
their deeds and passion for justice.
This sad fact invites an almost unanimous global appeasement of
dictatorships and rogue regimes, regardless of their records of
brutality and violation of humanity, and their insensitivity to
We have a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is only well
known to the citizens of nations who already enjoy some dignity of
life. It is not available to those who need it most, who live under
brutal dictatorships and corrupt regimes. Our free world leaders have
not as yet demonstrated their courage or strategy to address this
glaring global injustice.
The problem with retaining leaders in power who forsake ethics for
money, is that sooner or later, eventually the hapless victims of
their weakness will be all of us, you and I, who will be stripped of
our rights, because we did not have the moral conscience to fight for
the freedom of the whole of humanity when we know we should have done.
When we also lose our freedom, we will lose the ability we now have
to speak on behalf of global justice, so all voices for the powerless
will be silenced. It is my view that effective agencies and
structures which ensure equity in justice should be embedded in all
aspects and in every structural layer of our developed world, just as
a tax systems are embedded to ensure funding for welfare.
This is a crucial time in our world history.
I urgently plead with our world leaders to follow the brave lead of
the Nobel Institute, to reward the courage of those who have given so
much to help to improve the lot of their fellow human beings, and to
encourage each and every one of us to continue to speak out against
I fully understand that there are six countries, one of which once
named and shamed as rogue states by George W. Bush, who have decided
to stand together in one camp to boycott this Nobel ceremony. This
should give a wake up call for Western countries to stand united in
one strong camp, to counteract the threat posed by the ugly face these
nations have exposed for the world to see. Now is the time for
Western democracies to seize the opportunity to present their own
image of morality and responsibility to provide the political
structure to better the world.
There is another thing I would like to say. I have traveled a long
way from Sydney Australia, the most remote end to Oslo, to come to
this place, not to celebrate, but to witness this wonderful event, in
the hope that this will herald a change in China which will benefit
the people of China, for the betterment of the whole world.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell the whole world that the
Chinese people really do need the support of Western democracies to
achieve their aspirations. The Chinese people have been in hot pursuit
of their freedom for over a century and I hope that this event today
will sound the wake up call to encourage the Chinese people to take a
stand like the French people did when they stormed the Bastille on 14
July 1789, to rise up and seize their legal and moral rights of free
citizens of this modern world.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind people not to forget
the founding father of the overseas Chines democratic movement, Dr
Wang Bing Zhang, who was kidnapped and jailed for life in China, and
is currently still serving his life sentence. I also salute Hu Jia,
Guofei Xiong and the countless others who are serving prison terms as
prisoners of conscience.
Many political prisoners in China are desperately awaiting their
freedom, which can only be achieved once China has changed its
political system, similar to the situation with the Jewish prisoners
in concentration camps in World War II.
To Lech Walesa, a former Nobel Laureate and a man of conscience, I
would like to say special thanks for offering to make a representation
on behalf of Lui Xiaobo due to his being presently indisposed, even
though your offer was declined. I hope you continue to retain your
enthusiasm to help the Chinese people to gain ground to follow your
historic lead to get rid of the Chinese communist regime.
In closing, I reiterate that it is my privilege and honour to witness
this historic event, and to be in the company of so many like minded
I thank you all for your foresight and your efforts towards building a
better world for all.