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A group of Chinese travelers in Egypt saw Chinese writing carved on a statue in the ancient Luxor Temple, it says: " Ding jinhao was here."

Chinese tourists tried to wipe it off with tissue paper, but to no avail. Some of them took photos and put on a blog:"We are so ashamed, how can one just carve things on such precious 3500 years old relics?" The news was quickly spread by thousands of bloggers, and the culprit was found in just over 24 hours. Ding jinhao, a high school student in Nanjing province. Chinese demanded the student and his parents apologize....

The parents of Ding jinhao contacted the Chinese media, and passed on their apology: "This is a bad act of (our) child, but as parents we should bear the main blame as we did not guide him properly, we did no give him proper teaching (in manners), We (my wife and I) and our child apologize to the Egyptian authorities; we also apologize to all the people in our country who take this matter seriously. I beg everyone's pardon for my child's wrong action, and I beg everyone to give this child a chance to act right in the future. "

(According to ancient Chinese custom, parents usually bear the main responsibility for their children's behaviour.)

Luxor Temple, Egypt. Photo from Wikipedia

WikiLeaks: China Constantly Ignores Air Pollution PDF Print E-mail
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An unclassified document published by WikiLeaks reveals that the Chinese government has constantly ignored measuring the level of air pollutants, due to the political consequences of implementing stricter environmental standards.

Despite the alarming statistics regarding the level of air pollution in China, air pollution in the country, particularly in Southern China, has worsened and is at a more hazardous level. Cables released by WikiLeaks says that Chinese government officials should determine exactly how much in terms of "health and environment they are willing to pay" in order "to sustain the region's remarkable growth."

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Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2011 16:11
 

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