China Fakes

First it was the Fake Fireworks Footprints, and now it seems China has faked yet another part of its Olympics Opening Ceremony. And then there's the cheer squads...

Yes, I know - there's this view that most of what comes out of China is fake. From fake watches to fake Nike stuff, and the furore over pet food last year. I hate to perpetuate the perception, but it seems there's a whole lot of faking going on.

And then there's the whole Third Shift thing. Is it any wonder that, in spite of every effort made not to lose face, China's losing face anyway?