Move Over, Nobel. China Announces State-Friendly "Confucius Peace Prize." Move Over, Nobel. China Announces State-Friendly "Confucius Peace Prize."
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Move Over, Nobel. China Announces State-Friendly "Confucius Peace Prize."

by Andrew Price

December 10, 2010

Do you think the Chinese government has anything to do with this?

A Chinese group has launched its own peace award as a riposte to the Nobel peace prize following Beijing's fury at the decision to honour the jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo. The organisers will hand out a Confucius peace prize tomorrow—a day ahead of the Nobel ceremony in Oslo. They argue that China "should have a greater voice on world peace" because it has over 1 billion citizens, while Norway is small and the Norwegian committee "could be inevitably biased and fallacious".

I guess Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela might as well just toss their medals in the trash now. They're basically worthless.

Image from Wikimedia Commons

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Move Over, Nobel. China Announces State-Friendly "Confucius Peace Prize."