Chinese communist leadership in their desperate attempt to play down the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo and to snub the Norway's century old Nobel Peace Prize tradition, constituted their own version 'Confucius Peace Prize' in three weeks time in great frenzy.
The prize was conferred to Mr. Lien Chan, former vice president of Taiwan for his service in bridging peace between Taiwan striate and the mainland. Among the nominees were Bill gates, Nobel Laureates like Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, and the Chinese version of Tibetan Panchen Lama.
In a great rush to hijack the limelight from Oslo, the ceremony was done a day before the Norway's Noble day. But to the dismay of the leadership and its cohorts, Mr. Lien Chan did not appear to receive the Prize. According to the media report, Lien Chan said that he was not aware of such Prize and has no plan to visit Beijing to receive any Prize. When their staged performance failed to give the desired effect, the leadership ordered blackout of CNN and BBC TV channels during Oslo's Nobel ceremony.
One of my Chinese friends was so shocked and exclaimed, "This is the biggest political joke of the year! How can they stoop so low! I beg the communist leadership not to make fool of Chinese civilization."
With the constitution of this Prize, communist leadership has shown what Peace and Human rights actually mean in China. The prize is blasphemy not only to the great philosopher Confucius; it is insult to all the eight nominees of the prize. How long will China continue like this? By locking Liu Xiaobo in prison, China has opened the heart of all for Liu Xiaobo. You can lock the people in prison but not their mind. And revolution starts in mind.