Sunday, August 5, 2007

Chinese Official makes apology for cardboard dumplings

Who's apologizing now?

As China gets ready to host the world at the Olympics in 2008 they sure don't need this:

A fake news story about sales of steamed dumplings stuffed with meat-flavoured chopped up cardboard has led to China’s top official in charge of propaganda being forced to make a rare apology.

The spoof story has also had huge ramifications for the media industry that is already tightly controlled by the state - Beijing police have detained the television reporter said to be responsible and his colleagues are having to write 2,000 word self-criticisms to show they will not make the same error.