^Hans Schattle. Globalization and Citizenship. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 16 February 2012: 83– [3 February 2013]. ISBN978-0-7425-6847-1. "China tried to strike back and defend its global image by declaring December 9, the day before the Nobel awards ceremony, as "Confucious Peace Day" in a hastily orchestrated attempt both to discredit Liu Xiaobo and to launch a potential Asian rival to the Novel Peace Prize."
^Timothy B. Weston. China in and Beyond the Headlines. Rowman & Littlefield. 28 June 2012: 18– [3 February 2013]. ISBN978-1-4422-0904-6. "...the Chinese government quickly invented its own newly created peace prize, the Confucious Peace Prize...., which it awarded to the former premier of Taiwan, Lien Chan, for representing the values of peace, harmony, and goodwill synonymous with the figure of the ancient sage. ... His (Lien Chan's) office added that Lien "had no plans to accept it." The 2010 award was not conferred and the Ministry of Culture announced its cancellation in September 2011, only to have the Confucius Peace Prize reappear two months later with the announcement of a winner, Russian Prime Minister Valdimir Putin"