Patriotism In China

The quote of the day comes from June Shih, who compares CCTV, a Chinese broadcaster, to NBC, and observes:

NBC is patriotic because patriotism sells; CCTV is patriotic because patriotism is the law.

And surely you’ve heard about the 900 Chinese soldiers who had to wear nappies during the opening ceremonies. Of such things are great nations made.

(Slate link via email from Abhishek. Nappy link via No. 3.)