Monday, February 12, 2007

A new China?

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I'll let the Globe explain this one, our amusing photo of the day: "Mascots cheer at a Beijing event called 'Welcome the Olympics; use civilized behaviour; create a new atmosphere' aimed at making the city’s 15 million people model citizens before the 2008 Summer Games."

Call it totalitarianism with a smile.

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  • I was in Beijing this past May, and the whole city is under an enormous push, both in marketing and renovation. But those mascots are NOT the same ones that I saw everywhere in the city.

    By Blogger Fargus..., at 12:59 AM  

  • They look like Teletubbies on acid.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:38 PM  

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