(December 28, 1955- )
Born in Changchun, China
Human rights activist
Jailed multiple times by the Chinese government (1989-91,1995-96,1996-99,2009- )
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (2010)
Why he might be annoying
He ticked off a lot of Chinese patriots when he told an interviewer it would take '300 years of colonialism' to transform the country (1988).
He ignored his wife's pleas to not work on the Charter 08 manifesto that led to his 2009 arrest.
The Chinese government news agency said that his win 'defiled' the Nobel Peace Prize and 'may harm China-Norway relations.'
Why he might not be annoying
He was the first citizen of China to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
People who nominated him include the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Vaclav Havel.
There was less debate about whether he had earned the Nobel Prize than with the previous winner.
Credit: C. Fishel
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