A girl shows a stack of prize money for the first Confucius Peace Prize awarded to former Taiwanese Vice President Lien Chan in Beijing on Thursday. The Chinese group awarded its own version of a peace prize, a move apparently intended to counter the Nobel committee's decision to honor imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Alexander F. Yuan

A girl shows a stack of prize money for the first Confucius Peace Prize awarded to former Taiwanese Vice President Lien Chan in Beijing on Thursday. The Chinese group awarded its own version of a peace prize, a move apparently intended to counter the Nobel committee's decision to honor imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo. (Associated Press)