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Bloomberg on Lying Chinese
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From a Bloomberg news article about art dealers having difficulty getting buyers to pay bills for Asian art:

The difficulties of dealing with Asian clients are summed up by an anonymous poem currently circulating in the trade:

The Chinese bid with verve and skill,

And hence rack up a mighty bill.

"The money's coming soon" they cry

But oh, my friend, they lie, they lie.

You'd think maybe a Bloomberg editor would want to think twice before circulating a nasty anonymous poem describing "the Chinese" — 1.3 billion of them — as a bunch of liars. Imagine if the poem were about some other nationality or minority group that it is less socially acceptable to slur. I'm not a big enforcer of political correctness, but this one is a little bit much even for me.

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Bloomberg on Lying Chinese
futureofcapitalism.com

From a Bloomberg news article about art dealers having difficulty getting buyers to pay bills for Asian art:

The difficulties of dealing with Asian clients are summed up by an anonymous poem currently circulating in the trade:

The Chinese bid with verve and skill,

And hence rack up a mighty bill.

"The money's coming soon" they cry

But oh, my friend, they lie, they lie.

You'd think maybe a Bloomberg editor would want to think twice before circulating a nasty anonymous poem describing "the Chinese" — 1.3 billion of them — as a bunch of liars. Imagine if the poem were about some other nationality or minority group that it is less socially acceptable to slur. I'm not a big enforcer of political correctness, but this one is a little bit much even for me.

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