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Lyle
10-01-2009, 08:51 AM
What the fuck? Thoughts?

http://gothamist.com/2009/10/01/empire_state_buildings_china_tribut.php?gallery0Pi c=2

http://gothamist.com/attachments/jen/2009_09_esb2.jpg

I know, I know... China has been authoritarian for longer than 60 years, but I'm talking about the celebration of Chairman Mao's China.

nikkibong
10-01-2009, 09:06 AM
I was irritated by this as well.

Also: many media reports refer to today as "China's" sixtieth anniversary. Well, China has been around for a lot longer than sixty years!

Lyle
10-01-2009, 10:08 AM
Yeah, it's obtuse.

However, China and dealing with them is a conundrum. As much as I want to rant and wave about the PRC's authoritarianism, I'm glad we have a good relationship with the country and its people. Our relationship with them is a good thing. The people are great and, at least on a personal level, like us a lot... but man is there plenty to criticize about the place and about their history.