This post was edited by Mmmmmoto at 2013-7-18 10:06|
According to the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index, China ranked 168 out of 178 nations in 2010. With so many regulations and censors, it’s surprising that the Chinese media still makes so many outlandish comments—shouldn’t there be somebody in Beijing fact-checking sources to prevent them from losing face over such outrageous statements? Apparently not, because during the past year alone the Chinese media has made some pretty absurd assertions that would make even the most indoctrinated comrade blush. Listed below are just ten of the most ridiculous reports published by Chinese media recently.
1) China is the safest country in the world
Monaco, Singapore and Switzerland are probably the first countries that come to mind when considering the world’s safest country. But on February 26, 2013, the People’s Daily reported that in terms of homicides, China is safer than them all—based on its own Ministry of Public Security’s statistics, of course. The People’s Daily even proudly informed us that the closure rate of all investigated murders has reached an astonishing 94.5%. "Oh my gosh! How have I failed to realise that social order [on the mainland] has been so perfect that there's not even room for improvement,” one sarcastic netizen responded (via South China Morning Post).