The father of fresh canned air
The launch came just weeks after Xi made the suggestion in a conversation with delegates from Guizhou during the annual Chinese People’s Congress meeting in Beijing earlier this month.
In a discussion session with Xi, Guizhou governor Chen Min’er said Guizhou’s average PM2.5 index was under 50, an indication of the province’s impressive air quality.
Xi then commented that “air quality is now a deciding factor in people’s perception of happiness,” and suggested that Guizhou “sell air cans in the future,” according to Chinese media reports.
The head of Guizhou’s tourism bureau told press that the cans will be sold as souvenirs.
We’d be slightly more shocked had this stunt not been carried out around the same time last year at the hands of millionaire philanthropist/aspiring media mogul Chen Guangbiao, who attempted to sell each can of unindustrialized Xinjiang air for five yuan a pop. Boom.