Saturday, July 28, 2007

Remember the Chinese Buns?

Maybe you do, and maybe you don't, so a quick recap is in order..

A Chinese reporter ran a story about some kind of bun that was being made with a mixture of 40% fatty meat and 60% mashed cardboard. There was even a photo of a 'bun operative' preparing the major ingredient.

This story, in light of others escaping China about zero-quality goods, came as no real surprise in the true sense of surprises. Nevertheless, the Chinese Government refuted it, and told the world that they had jailed the offending reporter for fraudulently making up the story after having been put under pressure by his bosses to come up with something.

In deference to the above, I deleted my 'take' of it from this blog. However, it has come to light that the guy may have been jailed for telling the truth. The Chinese are a little sensitive about how their products are reviewed, and want them only to be seen in a good light. China recognises that attempts to get into world markets with cardboard buns is not going to work well for them, but maybe for reasons to which they are oblivious.

The simple truth is that we already have food items with the consistency and flavor of cardboard, so you guys can keep making yours, and we will keep making ours. Deal?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey guys, this is really something, should be published in the NY Times