Our round-up of some of last week’s highlights from China’s English-language blogosphere:
Angry Chinese Blogger takes a look at a draft copy of a coming report from the World Bank regarding the cost of pollution in China, and finds that recent reports of Beijing using its global influence to have certain pieces of information excised from the publication are apparently true. Looks like we can start chalking up China’s famed “for the good of society” censorship as an export good now.
U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney being confused for sticky rice? It just might happen, if you believe politicians and journalists too lazy to understand the concept of Chinese-English transliterations. Bokane.org does a splendid job of explaining how there just couldn’t be a way for people to confuse the transliterations of candidate names with actual non-candidate items. Still, Shanghaiist sees how easy it would be to confuse the current U.S president with vegetation of some sort.
Onemanbandwidth visits Shanghai, but has some trouble finding a toothbrush and anything else worth enjoying on his first night. From his general description it sounds like the professor was staying close to People’s Square. If there is one thing to take away from this post, it is that Taco Bell is NOT the place to go in Shanghai for Mexican food. Actually, there IS no place in Shanghai to go for Mexican food. Let us pause for a second while we choke down our tears.
Lou Dobbs wants you to be scared of Chinese imports. All Roads Lead to China wants you to be scared of Lou Dobbs, whose fear-mongering about all things foreign fails to address any of the problem’s fundamental root issues. Check out the embedded video and links that the author has in his post to see other examples of foreign media scare-stories.
Positive Solutions has a crappy day and realizes that China is slowly killing him. Which means that it’s killing all of us.
Picture by Russdog