China is making money off the revolution it’s otherwise ignoring

Afraid of becoming another country in the wave of revolutions, the Chinese government has been blocking all news of the popular ousting of Hosni Mubarak. Meanwhile, back in Egypt…

Bandanas jostle with car licence plates, martyrs’ calendars are on sale next to “freedom pendants” and t-shirts, and flags – Egyptian, Libyan, and beyond, all made in China – are for sale by the bucket-load on every city corner. The revolution has been well and truly merchandised.

Via The Daily Dish.

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