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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chinese cheating

Made in China now includes fakes and faking. The news that the Olympic organisers decided to use the voice of a young girl deemed to be "unattractive" but put a "pretty" girl before the audience to mime the song is very distasteful. The musical director Chen Qigang said that "the reason for this is that we must put our country's interest first" which implies that only beautiful people can go on TV.

Does Mr Chen think that anybody outside China would have thought "blimey, what an unattractive little girl!" as they sat glued to the spectacle before them. He must be mad, because nobody would have thought other than "what a lovely voice" or something similar. All he has done is make China look petty and pernickety and rather nasty. And did he think that this would be kept quiet for long? Not whilst the Olympics are on, as all manner of news is moving around.
Chinese cheating indeed!


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