China fury over US bill to name road for jailed Nobel laureate

Chinese dissident Wang Dan displays a poster of Liu Xiaobo (L) in front of Taiwan 's presidential office in 2013China on Tuesday slammed the US Senate for moving to rename a stretch of road after a jailed dissident and Nobel laureate — potentially changing its Washington embassy’s address to 1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza. The Senate passed the measure — introduced by Republican senator Ted Cruz, currently vying to be his party’s presidential nominee — on Friday. The move “violated the basic norms of international relations”, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters.

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