Pictures: Only In China

A couple of pictures from the China Daily in the last week:

  • Businessman, environmentalist and philanthropist Chen Guangbiao has been donating to victims of the earthquake in Japan, and another earthquake in Yunnan (about which there’s an odd lack of news here), by literally handing out money. This picture is from Yunnan. Apparently Chen asked everyone to wave the money in the air for the picture. The China Daily article asks if this style of charity draws attention to the needy or is simply self-serving.
  • Also, the Beijing SWAT Team held an open house: More grown up members of the public actually got to shoot the guns. At the very least it’s an interesting approach to a SWAT team public relations event. It’s worth mentioning that my anecdotal experience attests to a burgeoning group of military nerds among China’s youth.
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