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'Obama-Mao T-Shirts' Removed from Great Wall Shops as Michelle Obama Visits
Weekly Standard ^ | 3/23/2014 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 03/23/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT by markomalley

According to a pool reporter who was at the Great Wall of China for Michelle Obama's visit there today, "Chinese authorities made sure, for a day, that Mutianyu [a section of the Great Wall] was visibly free of Obama-Mao t-shirts." For $60, however, a merchant told the pool reporter that she'd sell him one of those t-shirts. 

Here's the relevant part of the pool report:

After taking the gondola back down to the parking lot, several reporters fanned out and stopped at t-shirt stalls to investigate a tip — that merchants had been told to temporarily suspend sales of t-shirts that show President Obama in a Mao hat. 

That tip turned out to be true. Several merchants denied carrying such items, but one merchant quietly took this correspondent to the back of her tent and showed off a whole box of the popular, normally seen t-shirts. As we were negotiating prices - she wanted 360 yuan, or roughly $60, an outrageous starting price - other merchants came by, and in Chinese, told her to be careful. The merchant became visibly rattled and put the t-shirts away.

Another reporter in the pool had a similar experience with a separate vender, but managed to snap a photo of one of the t-shirts. I would be glad to share with anyone who wants to investigate why Chinese authorities made sure, for a day, that Mutianyu was visibly free of Obama-Mao t-shirts.

Here's the full pool report:

Prior to leaving for the Great Wall, the pool received a short briefing, on background by a senior administration official, about FLOTUS’s roundtable this morning, referenced in the first pool report. The briefing was cut short when FLOTUS motorcade was suddenly prepared to depart.



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1 posted on 03/23/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Why?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 9:05:28 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: markomalley

So sorry but is not time yet to remove mask.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 9:11:09 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Steely Tom

See #3


4 posted on 03/23/2014 9:11:53 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: tractorman

What about the T-Shirts that show moosechele with the 10 big macs on her plate and the sauce dripping off her chin?


5 posted on 03/23/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: markomalley

Where can we get those?


6 posted on 03/23/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT by nomad
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To: markomalley

Nice post. Thanks for retaining the original formatting.

Gotta get one of those shirts. Wear it to the next Tea Party meeting.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: markomalley

Never mind http://www.zazzle.com/obama+mao+tshirts


8 posted on 03/23/2014 9:18:11 AM PDT by nomad
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To: upchuck

http://www.zazzle.com/obama+mao+tshirts


9 posted on 03/23/2014 9:19:44 AM PDT by nomad
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To: upchuck

Enjoy!


10 posted on 03/23/2014 9:20:06 AM PDT by nomad
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To: markomalley

If any people know what a commie looks like, it’s the chi-coms...

Obama has been in office for five years...it is so completely evident he has as his core political ideology - Marxism...

The main stream media are either too stupid to see it or are in agreement...


11 posted on 03/23/2014 9:21:11 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

BTW, that’s courtesy of https://www.ixquick.com/


12 posted on 03/23/2014 9:21:27 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Steely Tom

For a Marxist, the devil is in the details. Control must be complete. The merchants, a “capitalist” minority, are controlled tightly and are in constant fear of an occasionally oppressive but consistently corrupt bureaucracy. Here the motive is simple, don’t embarrass the guest who provides positive propaganda.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 9:25:56 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: nomad

Thank you.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 9:47:13 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: markomalley

15 posted on 03/23/2014 9:54:25 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: chiefqc
Moosechele has more chins than a Chinese telephone book.
16 posted on 03/23/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: markomalley

I hope they removed the tamales and wagu beef.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 1:44:46 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: markomalley

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18 posted on 03/23/2014 5:28:52 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: KeyLargo

What is RMB?


19 posted on 03/23/2014 5:31:30 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: KeyLargo

I think it is the name of the Chinese Yaun. Sounds like this is a move to ditch the dollar?


20 posted on 03/23/2014 5:34:10 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: markomalley

...showed off a whole box of the popular, normally seen t-shirts.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 5:05:24 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Chickensoup
The yuan (元/圆) (sign: ¥) is the basic unit of the renminbi, but is also used to refer to the Chinese currency generally, especially in international contexts – the ISO 4217 standard code for renminbi is CNY, an abbreviation for “Chinese yuan”.
22 posted on 03/24/2014 5:07:32 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Popman

If you still have to ask if the media is compliant with what’s going on, you’re either not awake or woefully under informed.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: LucyT; melancholy

I'm gonna check ebay, right now.

24 posted on 03/24/2014 12:51:03 PM PDT by azishot
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