China imposes chopsticks taxQuestion: 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?
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.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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