Published on 10-12-2012 12:09 AM
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By Andrew Jacobs and Sarah Lyall
October 11, 2012
Mo Yan in Beijing in 2009. China Daily, via Reuters
BEIJING — Two years ago, when the jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, the government reacted with contempt and fury, scrubbing the announcement from the Internet, condemning the award as a “desecration” and calling it a Western propaganda tool intended to insult and destabilize the ruling Communist Party.