Fidel Castro Wins China's 'Confucius Peace Prize'

December 11, 2014 11:03 AM

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Beijing: Fidel Castro has been awarded China's version of the Nobel Peace Prize, reports said today, with a paper close to the ruling Communist Party hailing the former Cuban leader's "important contributions" to world peace.

Castro bested more than 20 nominees including South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional group led by Moscow and Beijing, to win this year's "Confucius Peace Prize", the state-run Global Times reported.

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