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Mo Yan Nobel lecture derided by China dissidents

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Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan was assailed Saturday in the Chinese dissident community as a "prostitute" following his Nobel lecture, but the speech was acclaimed in the communist state's media.  

Chinese Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan delivers his Nobel lecture in Stockholm on Friday. He was assailed in the Chinese dissident community as a "prostitute" after the speech, which was acclaimed in the communist state's media.

In the lecture in Stockholm on Friday, Mo, the vice-chairman of the government-backed China Writers' Association, took a swipe at his critics, saying their target "had nothing to do" with him and urged them to read his books.

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