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The angel of peace suspects…

 The angel of peace suspects…

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No one told Lien Chan he was winning a prize

Lien Chan didn’t show up to accept the Confucius Peace Prize.

The first ever Confucius Peace Prize was awarded to former Taiwanese Vice President Lien Chan, who worked for closer ties between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. But Tien wasn’t in attendance, largely because no one from the committee had bothered to inform him about it. Instead, the award was given to a young girl described as an “angel of peace.”

Via The Morning News.

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F you guys, China’s got its own peace prize

In response to the Nobel Peace Prize going to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is currently in prison, China has created its own prize, called the Confucius Peace Prize. The nominees for the first such prize include Mahmoud Abbas, Nelson Mandela, and Bill Gates, but (surprise!) the winner is a former Vice President of Taiwan who made nice with mainland China’s government.

The award ceremony will take place in Beijing on Thursday, the day before Liu is formally awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Neither he nor his wife have been allowed by the Chinese government to go to Oslo. Liu’s wife has been put under house arrest.

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