There are people who completely disagree with the award and there are people who actually expected this year peace prize to Liu. The reason I agree and feel for awarding this year peace prize to Liu is the following:
- Protection of Private Property. We should establish and protect the right to private property and promote an economic system of free and fair markets. We should do away with government monopolies in commerce and industry and guarantee the freedom to start new enterprises. We should establish a Committee on State-Owned Property, reporting to the national legislature, that will monitor the transfer of state-owned enterprises to private ownership in a fair, competitive, and orderly manner. We should institute a land reform that promotes private ownership of land, guarantees the right to buy and sell land, and allows the true value of private property to be adequately reflected in the market.
One has to read the full document and ponder it how worthy is the prize for Liu and his struggle for political and social freedom in China.
PS: Last week, I was in Jakarta for Asia Youth Conference organised by Atlas. Fellow participant from China told us an inspiring events which i may share later in my post on my experience in the conference and all that.