News from China: Barbecue ban

The South China Morning Post reports that after smog choked Beijing and much of northern China last month, authorities are considering legislation to ban barbecues. To think of all that time and money my country spent cleaning up factory and transportation emissions, when all along it was the darned barbecues…

In other news, a spate of Animal Farm-related jokes has spread across China after it was reported that the Guangzhou Zoo is testing job applicants on their knowledge of Marxist-Leninist thought. It’s good to see that political humour isn’t quite dead yet.


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