Did China Really Give Robert Mugabe a Peace Prize?

Last week the unappetizing leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, was awarded the Confucius Peace Prize. This prize, eponymously named after the Chinese Philosopher, is often described as China's equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the committee Mugabe has "overcome difficulties of all kinds and has strongly committed himself to constructing his nation's political and economic order, while strongly supporting pan-Africanism and African independence." That Mugabe could be deserving...

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