Archive for the ‘China’ Tag

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.

the danger of the UN, part 2

Sudan is free to commit genocide because it supplies China with oil.  As a permanent UNSC member, China has veto power over all UNSC resolutions, so actually doing anything to stop the genocide in Sudan would be impossible to do legally.

In a similar way, the UN system is responsible for supporting tyrants and oppression around the world.


part 1