Beijing - China claims to have wide support in its campaign against the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
China claims to have the support of more than 100 countries and organizations in its objection to Liu winning the Nobel.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman today called the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony a "farce."
China has sent letters to foreign ministries and embassies urging diplomats to stay away from the ceremony on Friday. It has warned of "consequences" for those who support the pro-democracy activist.
The Nobel Peace Prize committee says 19 countries have declined invitations to attend the ceremony.