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faking it — China’s opening ceremony

First was the report that TV viewers were shown CGI fireworks.

Now we have a report that nine-year-old Lin Miaoke, who sang Ode to the Motherland at the Olympic opening ceremony, actually didn’t sing it:

The recording to which Lin mouthed along on Friday was by the even younger Yang Peiyi. It seems that Yang’s uneven teeth, while unremarkable in a seven-year-old, were considered potentially damaging to China’s international image.