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August 01, 2014



It may have lost something in the translation. Doesn't Chinese political discourse tend to be fairly scatological? Mao had some line about trying to emulate foreign examples of development - "sniffing after foreigners' farts and calling them sweet", IIRC.


"Farts" is presumably 屁, of which it's a more or less straight translation. This is more or less the rhetorical level of a lot of the internet-based crowd: Ai Weiwei's Twitter account, for example, is nothing that a simple chatbot couldn't produce given a built-in vocabulary of about 20 curses.

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