Oh China! After Liu Xiaobo was announced the Nobel Peace Prize winner you just couldn’t have a good nights rest could you? As if imprisoning the peace prize winner, detaining his wife, and censoring the media wasn’t enough. You now have your own peace prize: The Confucius Peace Prize.

The first time winner is Taiwanese politician Lien Chan who some would see as a dog to China. (That is how is depicted in the video)

I find this whole ordeal funny as I think the Nobel Prizes were already starting to lose their significance after Obama received one. If you check Wikipedia, Liu Xiaobo is not really that worthy for the prize. The part about him being in support of Bush’s Iraq war made me really wonder…

Regarding peace in China, he mainly just writes stuff about democracy and an end to the one-party rule in China. The fact is not much people knew about him even outside of China. But by making such a big fuss, China has catapulted Xiaobo into the spotlight.

As the saying from Confucius goes: “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?”

Once again, brilliant work from the folks at Apple Action News.

The best thing is they added English captions so I don’t even have to translate it.


Since the escalation in tension between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands, there have been strong conflicting views depending on nationality. It seems to me that we are still far from settling cultural differences and that there is still far too much rubbish, fed by mainstream media and the education system, burying facts.

However, Taiwan’s NextMedia has a hilarious yet pretty honest take on the whole situation…

Their conclusion: How much longer can two economically interrelated countries continue this struggle? (As the ninja tries to kill the panda with a firework made in China)

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