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China Destroys 500 (Uighur Muslim) Barbeques

From an unquestioning Reuters:

China destroys 500 barbecues to tame Beijing pollution

By Paul Carsten | November 26, 2013

BEIJING (Reuters) – More than 500 illegal outdoor barbecues, which Chinese state media say cause "serious air pollution", have been destroyed in Beijing as part of an emergency program to alleviate the city’s often hazardous pollution.

With all the problems China has with their dirty factories and power plants and cars with no pollution controls, they are going after barbecues?

The raids were part of a three-month operation to supervise the barbecues, many of which are operated by ethnic Uighur Muslims from the restive Xinjiang province in China’s west.

"Over 500 illegal barbecue grills in Beijing were destroyed on Tuesday amid the city’s efforts to fight air pollution and lingering foggy weather," state media Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

In fact, it sure looks like the Chi-Coms are just using air pollution as an excuse to further persecute an ‘undesirable’ ethnic group in their country. Where is the outrage?

But don’t worry. Environmental laws will never be used to persecute political groups in our country. (Like the ‘rednecks’ who work in coal country.) That could never happen here.

Pollution often reaches hazardous levels and can cause long-term health issues. Chinese health officials say that lung cancer rates are rising among the city’s more than 20 million residents….

China has adopted an emergency response program to try to reduce the pollution, including alternating days for cars, with odd and even license plates to be on the road and closing schools when the smog is particularly heavy.

Smoke from factories and heating plants that encircle Beijing, winds blowing in from the Gobi Desert and fumes from millions of vehicles all contribute to the smog that often forms a thick blanket over the city…

Heaven forbid they put some pollution controls on their cars or their factories. That might slow down their economy. And they march to take over the world.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “China Destroys 500 (Uighur Muslim) Barbeques”

  1. Right of the People says:

    So where will Ling Fung and Hue Flung Poo go for their ribs and pulled pork now?

    Damned commies!

  2. untrainable says:

    I’m sure they destroyed the in a pollution neutral way… like in a giant styrofoam.blaze, or maybe a giant tire fire. Ahhhh, isn’t chi-com ecofriendliness awesome?

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