So, let’s say you’re China, and you’re receiving worldwide criticism because this year’s peace prize recipient is Liu Xiaobo, one of your jailed dissidents. What to do? Besides calling them “clowns,” you create your own Peace Prize called the Confucious Peace Prize, that’s what. And then you give it to the former Taiwan vice president Lien Chan, “for promoting peace between Taiwan and mainland China.” Being in a political party that supports eventual re-unification with Mainland China helps. What? A peace award that fits into its own propaganda-like purposes? You don’t say!