onsdag 31. august 2016

'Paradise on earth': China's Hangzhou gets propaganda facelift for G20 summit

As China prepares to host the G20 for the first time, even its mice are feeling the heat. A red banner, hung by Communist party officials in a rundown neighbourhood near the meeting’s venue in Hangzhou, urges residents to take up arms against the troublesome quartet of flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes and rodents before the event begins. “Contribute to the Summit by wiping out the four pests!” it says. World leaders including Barack Obama, Chinese president Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May will jet into the capital of Zhejiang province for the annual summit which takes place from 4-5 September. Read more