Spot and follows

First headline: BBC
Second headline: BBC

The first lead gave the hard news whereas the second reported the reaction of China in response to the hard news. The angle taken on the main news reported on western countries' responses to Liu Xiaobo's imprisonment and China's reaction to Norway. It also addressed western countries' views on China's political rights. The second story reported on China's response to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead of giving the world's general view, it focused on how China reacted towards it because its form of government is so drastically different than other countries'. It was not a response to a report from a competing news organization but instead reported it through the lens of China which refuted the distinguished and honorable standing of the reward. Switching from the general coverage of the story to China's view of it ques the reader on how an honorable award highlights the stark differences between the Chinese communist government and western governments.

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