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Chinese State Media Thanks Women for Being Hot
Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Isaac Stone Fish

Posted on 03/08/2012 2:47:57 PM PST by nickcarraway

In an attempt to highlight the role of women in Beijing's annual National People's Congress, China's party newspaper the People's Daily published "Beautiful female journalists at two sessions," consisting of women asking questions and "beautifying" China's legislative session. It's hard to think of a more awkward way for a media outlet to celebrate International Women's Day, except maybe last year's offering from China's state news wire Xinhua: "Attractive females at NPC, CPCC sessions."

A few points here: Surprisingly for staid state media, Xinhua and the People's Daily publish a lot of click bait in the form of near naked women: See for example today's "Bikini Parade in Panama to set Guinness Record," and "Seductive leg models in China." A few days ago People's Daily published a precursor article about the meetings' "beautiful service staff" (h/t to James Fallows and Adam Minter), as well as "Versatile Tibetan beauties" and "Seven stunning beauties from Xinjiang," in questionable taste considering the persistent government crackdown in both those places.

In a blog post, The Economist answers the question of why Western media describes the NPC as "rubber stamp" (because it accepts every law put before it). The patronizing media coverage of women and minorities smiling at the joy of being a part of China doesn't help, either.

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: china

1 posted on 03/08/2012 2:48:04 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
此主题是无用的没有图片。
2 posted on 03/08/2012 2:49:25 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nickcarraway
In the sprit of free trade, let's swap Joy Behar (the next helen thomas)for the one on the left...


3 posted on 03/08/2012 3:01:49 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: dfwgator

Thank goodness for Google’s translation function.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 3:02:45 PM PST by RedStateNotShirt
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To: MrShoop

That one on the left looks like my former boss. I loved that job.

She was also probably the smartest person I ever met.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 3:03:50 PM PST by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: RedStateNotShirt

Are you suggesting that I don’t really know Chinese?


6 posted on 03/08/2012 3:03:50 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MrShoop

Sounds like a plan. However, as someone of Chinese descent, IMHO most of the women exhibited at the People’s Congress were only so-so at best (but much better looking than Joy) compared to the young ethnic Chinese women I saw recently in Singapore and Indonesia. In fact, the one on the left has potential as a Singapore Airlines flight attendant - boy, were they cute!


7 posted on 03/08/2012 3:06:52 PM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: nickcarraway

Not guilty!
8 posted on 03/08/2012 3:07:56 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: MrShoop
It appears that Behar is wearing a dog collar in that pic.

Appropriate, I'd say.

9 posted on 03/08/2012 3:11:15 PM PST by Semper Mark ("Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?")
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

In fact, she is so not guilty she could pardon those that are!


10 posted on 03/08/2012 3:12:14 PM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: CodeToad

Agreed. Takes me back to my massage parlor days. Sigh..


11 posted on 03/08/2012 3:21:39 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: dfwgator

See # 8, now it’s not useless.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 3:47:07 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: nickcarraway

They might want to rethink the practice of aborting female babies.

Thank heaven for little girls,
For little girls get bigger every day.
Thank heaven for little girls,
They grow up in the most delightful way!


13 posted on 03/09/2012 1:44:55 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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