Thursday, November 17, 2011

China + Russia = Laugh of the day

This has got to be one of the more amusing news items....yesterday, the New York Times reported that China has awarded the Confucius Peace Prize to....Vladimir Putin.  For what you ask?  His decision to go to war with Chechnya in 1999.  This is more than an oxymoron and 1984 doublespeak:  this is truly pathetic.

If you need yet another laugh for the day:  apparently, Chinese officials are upset with the new US Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American  to hold this job.  There are speculations that the officials believe he is inciting discontent because he is not remote and officious, but merely being his down-to-earth wonky self.  When he visited his ancestral village, reporters were told to make a brief report with little human interest information.

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