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The media's love for a bizarre China

Posted by xiaophil June 29, 2010 in the Group General Discussion.

Perhaps it is just me, but it seems like every other day or more I see a story about China in the English press that basically says, "Hey, isn't China weird?" I just noticed that this article somehow made the front page of CNN's website. The other day I saw an article about a Chinese rap group that is composed of all fat people. The story: this strange group that made its fame off of being fat is now trying to lose weight. (Wish I knew the link, but I don't.) Then there is chinasmack.com, which can give valuable insight into Chinese thinking, but also seems to feed a need for people to smirk at "funny Chinese thoughts". Has anyone else noticed this phenomena, or is it just me? If I'm right, no wonder why Chinese people often don't trust foreign media.

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