Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Free Tibet" (made in China)

Image from The Adventure Blog

Ah, the ironies made possible by the forces of globalization. Here's BBC News:

Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, media reports say.

The factory in Guangdong had been completing overseas orders for the flag of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Workers said they thought they were just making colourful flags and did not realise their meaning.

But then some of them saw TV images of protesters holding the emblem and they alerted the authorities, according to Hong Kong's Ming Pao newspaper.
I don't know what's funnier: that the people who wanted to make "Free Tibet" flags sent the order to China of all places, or that a Chinese factory was manufacturing pro-Tibetan independence paraphernalia.


Blogger ogre said...

No "funnier"--they're both hysterical.

I can't help wonder if the act of getting the flags made in China wasn't dim, but rather a cunning bit of subversion.

7:55 AM, April 29, 2008  

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