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12/9/2010 BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese group has awarded a peace prize to a Taiwanese official too surprised to travel to Beijing to accept the award apparently created to counter the Nobel prize honoring an imprisoned dissident.

Instead, a young girl accepted the Confucius Peace Prize and money on behalf of former Taiwanese vice president Lien Chan. It is not known what connection, if any, she had to Lien.

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