Day Four: The oil spill is now officially news. Premier Wen Jiabao, cutting short a trip to a Zambian copper mine, races to the disaster zone. Outfitted in fishing attire, Wen cleans the oil from a seabird and consoles Chinese fishermen. He promises the government will “resolutely” defend China’s natural resources against the “atypical ocean event.”
Day Five: Images of Hayward smiling and enjoying a yacht race surface on the Chinese Internet with captions accusing him of flaunting his disrespect for China’s natural beauty. Popular blogger Han Han, unable to believe Hayward would be that idiotic, argues the photos must have been doctored. Han Han says it is stupid anyway to attack BP when China has chosen to sell off its natural beauty to the highest bidder. Some people briefly agree with Han Han. Then more images surface of Hayward clubbing baby seals and, for good measure, setting them ablaze.
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