“China’s news releasing mechanism operates effectively”

Where else but in China can you see a newspaper headline like that? And I promise, I’m not making it up.

China’s Information Office of the State Council (IOSC) organized 70 press conferences so far this year, the most ever since the news releasing mechanism was set up in China.

To date, 80 spokespersons in more than 70 subordinate departments of the State Council, or the cabinet, release news regularly in China, said Cai Wu, head of the IOSC, at a New Year reception for overseas journalists, diplomats and representatives of international organizations.

Twenty-seven out of 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions have set up their own news releasing mechanisms.

The year 2005 was “a very eventful and fruitful year for journalists working in China,” Cai said, citing a series of major events including the successful launch and return of the Shenzhou-6 manned spacecraft and the first meeting between leaders of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese Kuomintang Party (KMT) in 50 years.

This is news ? Announcing that the government is good at sending out press releases??? At least no one accuse them of patting themselves on the back.

The Discussion: 4 Comments

And in other news: The assholes of 50 million Communists are continuing to release shit effectively.

December 21, 2005 @ 5:24 am | Comment

cough..bullshit…cough, cough…

December 21, 2005 @ 6:36 am | Comment

(Impersonating Beavis):

“I am Cornholio! I release TV through my bunghole!”

December 21, 2005 @ 7:07 am | Comment

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