We like it when China gets play on the Colbert Report, especially when he interviews people who know things about stuff. Last night The New Yorker’s China correspondent Evan Osnos went on the show for his second time to face Colbert’s wit-laden badgering (or as Osnos describes it on his blog, to play the role of “informative tackling dummy”.)
Osnos does a good job of directing the China fear away from the idea of China as an aggressive, encroaching giant, and instead towards China as a country working desperately hard to improve their lives and their system. Colbert’s suggestion? We blow up the sun just to spite them.
Shanghaiist on the Colbert Report!