Thursday, January 11, 2007

China Wants to Woo (Not Wu) You (Not Yu)

Beautifying China, $1.5 billion at a time:

"Beijing is to spend about 12 billion yuan ($1.54 billion) this year on giving the Chinese capital a facelift ahead of the 2008 Olympics, officials said on Wednesday.

Thousands of buildings will be cleaned and repainted, hundreds more knocked down and replaced with parkland while special attention will be paid to the look of the city's major arterial roads and sites such as Tiananmen Square."

No word as to whether any of the money will go toward trimming bowl cuts or deporting people that don't look like each other.

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