Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Up Next: The Guangzhou Chopstick Party

No taxation without representation!
China imposes chopsticks tax
Wednesday, March 22, 2006. 10:45pm

The Chinese Government is imposing new or higher taxes on a range of goods and fuels as part of its efforts to control energy consumption and protect the environment.

Car taxes will go up, while disposable chopsticks will be subject to a new tax.

The tax on chopsticks may seem a curious way for the Chinese leadership to demonstrate its new found commitment to the environment.

But from next month, a 5 per cent tax will be levied on every pair of disposable, wooden chopsticks.

China gets through about 10 billion boxes a year.

The Government says it is a terrible waste of timber that is depleting the country's forests.
Question: If some Chinese Sons of Liberty were to throw boxes of chopsticks in to the Pearl River Delta, who would they dress up as? I assume Mohawks have no real meaning in China. Maybe Tibetans?

1 comment:

Westacular said...

Pandas. They'd dress up as giant pandas.