NextMedia's hilarious animation of China's Faux Nobel.
Great job with the chicken! Enjoy NextMedia's animation of China's faux Nobel as, in a light moment, China's Nobel prize flopped this week as winner Lien Chan didn't show up to collect the prize and the awesome $15,000 US sweetener. NYT reported on the Chinese attitude:
Tan Changliu, chairman of the committee, made every attempt to steer the conversation away from that subject. In a page seemingly taken from the Harry Potter books, he tried to avoid referring to Mr. Liu by name, instead calling him the man “with the three-character name.”Chinese speakers have a habit of saying things like "your country is small so STFU" out loud.
Mr. Tan said the prize was meant to give “a Chinese perspective on peace.” When pressed on its relation to the Norwegian prize, he said that China had had a longer history with peace. He added, “Did the Nobel Peace Prize influence Confucius, or did Confucius influence the Nobel Peace Prize?”
The panel distributed a booklet that opened with a paragraph saying the 1.3-billion-strong nation of China “should have a greater voice on the issue of world peace” and that “Norway is only a small country with scarce land area and population.”
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