Sunday, September 29, 2013

People's Daily's New HQ

You may remember that I posted some pictures of the Beijing skyline that included this picture. (See original post here --> Beijing Skyline). The building framed in the other is the headquarters of the People's Daily which is the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party. In general, people recognize that there can be a gap between what their stories say and the reality of the situation if the facts don't align with the party position. On the other hand, announcements in the paper are considered authoritative positions of the government.

Well, the linked story below incredulously reports that the building will have a gold facade. As the story notes, the jokes write themselves.

Someone already beat me to the "Gold Member" reference.

You can read the story here --> The People's Daily HQ is A Giant ...

Here is the People's Daily Wikipedia entry --> Wikipedia

Here is their online version -->  English People's Daily

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