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Chinese general gets shanzhai Peace Prize

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General Chi Haotian gets his dove

Nobel shnobel!

Foreign Policy reports:

As Ban Ki-moon finalized his preparations for his visit this week to Beijing, one of his top advisors, Sha Zukang, traveled to China to present an award to a retired Chinese general who had authority over troops that fired on unarmed civilians during the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Sha, the U.N. Undersecretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, presented the World Harmony Award -- a glass plaque cut in the shape of a dove -- to former Chinese Defense Minister, Gen. Chi Haotian, in honor of his unspecified contributions to world peace, according to a report in Chinese state media. The World Harmony Foundation, a private charity headed by a Chinese businessman named Frank Liu, established the award.

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Wow, I thought only the Communist Party was suffering from HOS (harmony overuse syndrome) but now it looks like the UN is down with it too. I suppose the general deserves it really, because what he did might have been described today as "harmonising". Gotta love the award too, "a glass plaque cut in the shape of a dove" woohoo! Now that is going straight to the trophy cabinet!

See? Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are not to be let down after all!

"Frank" Liu established a nice charity to give awards to people he needs to make good guanxi with...

The spirit is alive and well in China!

World Harmony Foundation is no more a UN organization than 7-11 down the street. Sha works for UN, but UN had nothing to do with the award. Remember what Sha said about the Secretary General of UN ?

Are we awarding murderers now, and for un-especified achievements.
That is beyond bullshit...

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