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China: Gymnasts' Ages Based on Chinese Calendar

by Scott Ott · 35 Comments

(2008-08-15) — Authorities in Beijing today put to rest U.S. claims that girls on the Chinese gymnastics squad were not yet 16 years-old, the minimum age for Olympic competition, by noting that this is the year 4705 in China, not 2008.
“Our girls are actually older than their U.S. opponents based on our government’s more accurate [...]

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Tags: Global News · Sports

Chinese President Revealed as Lip-Syncing Fake

by Scott Ott · 57 Comments

(2008-08-12) — Just days after China revealed that a cute little girl pretended to sing a patriotic song at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics because the real singer is buck-toothed and chubby, authorities in the People’s Republic today admitted that the man the world knows as President Hu Jintao, is also a lip-syncing [...]

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China Recalls Hillary Clinton's Asbestos Pantsuit

by Scott Ott · 41 Comments

(2007-11-16) — Chinese authorities today announced a sweeping recall of garments manufactured with asbestos, including the pantsuit worn by Sen. Hillary Clinton during last night’s Democrat presidential debate.
Sen. Clinton’s trousers were marketed mostly through retailers in the Washington D.C. region, and made from “a political-grade fabric that provides protection from spontaneous combustion, thus avoiding the [...]

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Tags: Politics

Toxic Scare Leads China to Recall Dolly Llama

by Scott Ott · 54 Comments

(2007-10-17) — On the heels of several hazardous toy warnings, Chinese government officials today announced that “potentially toxic effects” have led it to recall the Dolly Llama, which has become a big hit in the U.S. in recent days, even being received at the White House by President George Bush.
“We never intended for the Dolly [...]

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