Friday, March 28, 2008

China Celebrates Its Status As World's Number One Air Polluter

Pollution may help athletes break records, says Chinese FM

"BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Foreign athletes may have a better luck in breaking world records in Beijing's Olympics, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Wednesday.
Yang made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the parliament, in response to a question concerning Beijing's air quality.
Yang dismissed worries of some athletes about air pollution in Beijing, saying that many Chinese athletes have broken world records in China, especially at the venues in Beijing.
"If they (foreign athletes) cannot break world records in other places, maybe they can come to Beijing, where they will have a better luck," he said."


Blogger expatbrian said...

Great video! So much of the Chinese governments official propoganda line is laughable that you can't really tell the difference between that and this satire. Good stuff.

29/3/08 12:58 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

The Onion is putting some great content out lately, probably because things are so absurd anyway. That news blurb below it? It's actually intended to be serious.

29/3/08 4:50 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The air quality is for real anyway. I've been quite ill stuck in Beijing traffic from breathing that crap and it's worse now than when I was there.

29/3/08 9:30 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

I've heard foreign teams are training out of country until they have to go there when the games begin.

29/3/08 5:47 PM  

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