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Boy, Is China's Face Red

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OK, this is pretty hilarious. During a televised ceremony to launch China's television station for the Bejing Olympics, CCTV-5, famed Chinese broadcaster Zhang Bin was ambushed by his wife, who burst onto the stage and accused him of an affair.

And as Zhang stood open-mouthed, uncertain what to do, she bravely coupled his infidelity with her country's poor human rights record. Fighting off attempts to remove her, she said: "That French foreign diplomat also said that until China is able to start exporting its values, it won't be able to become a great power. Yet Zhang Bin can't even face up to his own hurt wife. I think China, to succeed as a great power... Don't any of you have any conscience? Let go of me! We're very far from being a great country."


The Chinese government, of course, snapped into action and censored the pre-recorded show. But that didn't stop it from getting out on the Internet for the world to enjoy.

Within hours a renegade tape of the three-minute confrontation was posted on the Chinese websites and As Chinese authorities scrambled to remove it from those, it was switched to YouTube and other international sites they could not control — and they reported that hundreds of thousands of people were watching it.


Think of it all as a celebrity edition of Cheaters, seen by everyone in the world. Is this shaping up to be the most entertaining Olympics ever, or what?

China's Answer To Les Dyman Humiliated By His Wife On National Television [The Daily Mail]

Ain't That A Kick In The D—K [Deuce Of Davenport]

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