Should China pass Charter 8 allowing the Chinese the freedom of speech and other freedoms that a democracy holds sacred?

Should China pass Charter 8 allowing the Chinese the freedom of speech and other freedoms that a democracy holds sacred?

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 71%
Yes, they should definitely pass Charter 8 and free all human rights advocates jailed!
 29%
No, they should not pass Charter 8.
 0%
I don't know what Charter 8 is.
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On October 8, Liu Xiaobo became the first Chinese to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and one of only three winners ever to receive it while in prison. The Oslo committee had already received a warning from Beijing not to give Liu the prize because he was a “criminal,” serving eleven years for “subversion of state power.” After Oslo made its announcement, Beijing labeled the award an “obscenity.” By Beijing’s standards it certainly is. Charter 08, a document that Liu helped...   >>>


http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2010/oct/11/jailed-for-words-nobel-laureate-liu-xiaobo/

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/jan/15/chinas-charter-08/



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