Grass Suspected of Being Spray-Painted Green in Chengdu

Soles Stained Green By Grass Paint

From China Daily:

Chengdu Grass Suspected of Being Sprayed with Green Paint, Construction Bureau Claims It Is A Greening Agent

“Two workers were spraying the grass, turning the yellow grass into green. Were they painting the grass?” When Chengdu city resident He Tao passed by Chenglong Road on the morning of February 24, he was shocked by what he saw. “Wouldn’t spray painting the grass green pollute the environment?” Later in the afternoon this reporter contacted the Landscaping Department of the Urban and Rural Construction Bureau of Longquanyi District and learned that what the landscaping workers spraying wasn’t “green paint” but a kind of greening agent, that not only doesn’t pollute the environment but also contains fertilizer for the grass.

Workers Spraying Green Paint Onto Roadside Grass

From MSN:

“I saw the grass on Chenglong Road being dyed, and I wondered if the dye was hazardous and whether or not it was environmentally friendly.” Recently, netizens in Chengdu saw several sanitation workers spraying green “dye” on the grass by Chenglong Road, so the grass would look greener.

In photos uploaded by netizens, this reporter saw that the sanitation worker was spraying a green mist onto the grass, also turning the manhole and the ground by the grass green.

Manhole Stained Green By Grass Paint

“What the landscaping workers were spraying was a greening agent.” Staff from the Landscaping Department of the Urban and Rural Construction Bureau of Longquanyi District said yesterday that this was a colored nutrient fluid that contains trace amounts of fertilizer that can improve the grass’s frost-resistance and appearance. This staff member also said that nutrition deficiency makes the grass turn yellow in winter and [if not treated] the grass can wither by summer. Using the greening agent is a kind of supplement for the grass’s nutrition, and this greening agent poses no danger to plants, people, the soil, or the environment. From its use from 2008 to today, no problems have ever occurred.

Workers Spraying Green Paint Onto Roadside Grass

Comments from Sina Weibo :

二二得二二:

This is probably a kind of chemical, that beautifies and protects the plants at the same time.

@鹿城侠客:

Back when my hometown Nanyang was bidding to be recognized as a World Geopark, an entire mining mountain was painted green. It was a huge undertaking, but the laowai unbelievably couldn’t tell!

Sandalf:

Can you also dye the sky blue?

軒1210:

It could very well be a treatment for the damaged grass. Why do people always think of the worst about everything?

风之凌霄:

This trick has long ago been used on the Chinese football home pitches before.

sxk322:

Wouldn’t it be easier to just use plastic grass?

米兰世博:

Who told you it was harmful? This was used before as far back as the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Back then the foreign media were like you, making ignorant criticizing reports about it. Back then we refuted that it was also used at Athens in 2004 and at Sydney 2000.

戚得隆咚锵:

Media today don’t even verify before they publish news. Has weibo become a tool of spreading rumors?

莉姐要潇潇洒洒过生活:

They’ve been dyeing for years now, and the grass indeed looks much nicer. Don’t just always criticize. In fact, it’s about the same as people dying their hair.

J断人亡:

This only happens in China.

问月生:

It is true that in this country, people from top to bottom can be frauds and cheaters. In such a context, the fact that ordinary people with no background knowledge of gardening all assuming this is “fraud” reflects not their “IQ” but that “government credibility” is too low.

@松鼠云无心:

“It wasn’t like this when I was a child, so there must be something sketchy.”

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  • mr.wiener

    Before I came to China some one told me the grass was greener over there.

    • BigCAD

      You’re in Taiwan weiner, no surrender.

    • linette lee

      hahah…you always have sarcastic remark. lol

  • ric

    oh boy this is terrible

  • hun

    Seems like a waste of resources when you could just water it.

    • El Puma R.

      with lead-poisoned water?

  • Mop

    Funny stuff.

  • BiggJ

    Probably lead paint too.

    • jeffli

      copper sulphate?

  • BiggJ

    I like this comment.

    “Can you also dye the sky blue?”

    I was just telling a buddy the other day since i’ve been in china i’ve seen 6 stars in the night sky…if that sometimes. Sometimes I can barely see the moon. I usually try to make a joke about shit but this ain’t funny at all….it’s very sad.

    • Dave

      Heard a joke the a while back on CCTV: “We used to complain that we couldn’t see the stars anymore. Now we can’t see the sun!”

    • DavidisDawei

      Where are you in China BiggJ?

      • BiggJ

        Close to Hangzhou. I know the pollution is not as bad here as it is some places in china. It’s still pretty bad though.

        • Dr Sun

          you can see a beautiful night full of stars every night in Yunnan, the clouds, blue sky and the sun. you picked the wrong province BiggJ.

    • grovesman

      LOL BiggJ…I’ve seen a grand total of 6 stars the entire 6+ years I’ve lived in Chengdu! When I take my young son back to the states and he sees all the stars he gets so excited. So sad.

  • Colin

    During the new years my old man and I biked around this area. The grass there really is sprayed green, but what they are not showing you here are the little rivers around this area where the whatever they are spraying here has run off into them and turned them emerald green as well.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Damn, even the grass is fake. Speechless.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Oh, wait… it could be a fake post with fake pictures. So it’s really REAL?!

  • howeezy

    everyone does this in vegas. in the desert.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    This could just be a fertilizer. I use something that has a similar green color. They probably have an industrial grade version that isn’t as effective or something, considering how Chinese bureaucracy is about cost efficiency and not about work quality

    • the ace of books

      Could be, but unless somebody makes the effort to find out, it’ll just be a battle of rumours, claims, and (if someone gets vitriolic enough) slander.

  • Dave
  • DICK L

    This is a common practice call hydroseeding. they do it in North America all the time.

    • donkeykong

      youtube is blocked in China.

      Here is a link that everyone should be able to access:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroseeding
      “has other ingredients including fertilizer, tackifying agents, green dye and other additives”

    • don mario

      some info from wiki.

      Hydroseeding (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydro-mulching, hydraseeding) is a planting process which utilizes a slurry of seed andmulch. The slurry is transported in a tank, either truck- or trailer-mounted and sprayed over prepared ground. Helicopters have been used to cover larger areas. Aircraft application may also be used on burned wilderness areas after a fire, and in such uses may contain only soil stabilizer to avoid introducing non-native plant species. Hydroseeding is an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowingdry seed.

      The slurry often has other ingredients including fertilizer, tackifying agents, green dye and other additives. [1]

    • Dr Sun

      Damn dude you are blowing the foreign loving China haters out of the water with showing them that they do it as well..

  • La Mano Gaucha

    I’ve seen this done randomly in Sichuan (and elsewhere in the PRC) for years… Why the delay in reporting it?

    • La Mano Gaucha

      BTW, I once lived in a city that would cut *all* trees down to a one meter stump every couple of years. They would then paint the stumps white with basic house paint. According to my Chinese acquaintances there, the city stil does this. This is insane, especially considering that that city has very hot, humid summers, and an extremely dense (and filthy) population.

      • the ace of books

        I hate shit like this. When I lived in Wudaokou, they cut down some 50+ trees round the metro area. Why? Still don’t have any clue. I went back a couple weeks ago as I was passing through BJ, and fuck, that place is so city now. It looks like any goddamn city street corner – no green stuff, nothing but cars and buildings and people.

        • La Mano Gaucha

          The mainlander mind “works” in mysterious ways, doesn’t it? It’s as though it strives to make life as unpleasant, unnatural and ugly as possible. “Cultural differences”, they call it.

          • the ace of books

            Naw, man, I don’t think I’d phrase it that way. I think that it’s more an eagerness to improve, and a low prioritizing of natural elements – trees are, for various reasons, not considered as important/economical as other things, and therefor they fall by the wayside. This is unfortunate, and results in cities with no greenstuff and no natural areas that give people an eyeball-rest from all the concrete.

            I understand that there are people who consider cities more economical/useful/desireable/better than the natural world. I am not one of them, but I don’t think it’s right to attack the mentality of people who do. They’s people too, bro.

          • La Mano Gaucha

            Your points are well taken, so I’ll say that the mainland mind tends to make life as unpleasant, as unnatural and as ugly as possible by accident, rather than strive for it. ;-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Janson/100000792053950 Harold Janson

        It’s not insane at all, it’s called pollarding and it’s an incredibly common practice that results in stronger trees and better growth.

        • La Mano Gaucha

          What trees? They *never* got/get to be more than eight meters high in that city, and that’s being generous. They cut them as soon as they become trees proper, just before the second summer after “pollarding”. Perhaps that local government is simply trying to make summer temps unbearable in order to force people to use their air cons (if they even have one) — revenue.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Janson/100000792053950 Harold Janson

            It actually is a fairly standard practice that results in better shade and more wind resistance.

          • La Mano Gaucha

            I understand what you are saying — it’s merely common sense. The issue is that it does not apply in this case. In the city I spoke about (which will remain unnamed in view that literally only a handful of non-Chinese people have lived there during the last ten years, thus making me extremely “visible”), the authorities do not allow the trees to grow at all; as soon as they are becoming bona fide trees, they chop them to a small stump and paint that white. They do this to all the trees downtown and in the suburbs. Why would they bother keeping the “trees” there is anyone’s guess. In sum, there are no trees to speak of. This has been going on since at least 2002, and they still do it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Janson/100000792053950 Harold Janson

            It caps the height and keeps trees in a juvenile state regardless of age. It also helps to contain root growth. It’s an incredibly common practice and is actually a pretty good thing. If you wander into the parks, you can easily spot the trees that have had this process done previously, and they are far thicker and provide much more shade. The new growth also has an added benefit of helping more with the pollution.

          • La Mano Gaucha

            Not worth comment… see above.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Janson/100000792053950 Harold Janson

            But yea, fuck that, fuck facts. Let’s all just whine bitch and moan out of ignorance. Obviously unemployable garbage that runs off to China to “teach” english is far more in-the-know than everyone else.

          • La Mano Gaucha

            Ad hominem is the resort of people that have no education and inflated egos coupled with deep seated insecurity.
            I’m not a teacher, but I’m quite satisfactorily employed here and back home — simulataneously. I’ve been in China since the summer of 2002. That’s over ten years. I shuttle every now and then, but not nearly as much as I’d like to because of work duties in the PRC. I will be very glad to leave when the time comes, as this country *is* garbage… and it is *filled* with garbage in more ways than one… and most of it is home grown. And by the way, my Chinese wife (nine years and counting) and her humble family are head and shoulders above the local riff-raff that desperately tries to pass itself as “educated” and posts in places like ChinaSmack. We can’t wait to leave this shithole.
            It’s ironic that I’m guilty of ad hominem here, but it was well earned. Here’s your money…

      • Paul Schoe

        I had the impression that the white paint is a necessary precaution to protect the trees against a certain parasite or insect.
        They also do it on full grown trees.

        • La Mano Gaucha

          I’ve heard the same thing. On the other hand, it does look odd, to say the least, to see only white stumps all over the city year after year.

          • Dr Sun

            The reason they do it is because in the Autumn (fall- to the Yanks) the leaves would cover the pavement (side walk- for the yanks) and cause thousands of the scooters riding in these “pedestrian only zones” to skid and crash.
            Same for painting them white it’s so the scooter riders ( E-bikes) while riding at night without lights can avoid hitting the trees.

          • La Mano Gaucha

            I hear ya’… but painting the stumps in a residential area with no vehicles?

          • Dr Sun

            you must live in a very rural village.

          • La Mano Gaucha

            Neither… It was just a regular town in a pretty average residential area with no internal parking. I now live elsewhere, but the locals at the old place tell me that this is still going on after all these years.

  • Kate

    Geez the chinese love them some cancer :(

  • dk

    they actually use green-blue spray on the golf course next to my home in houston texas. the grass is really greener

  • afs

    it’s probably mixed with some sort of dye. so yeah it probably is harmful in some way.

  • Ralphrepo

    Decepticons strike again, Mwu-ha-ha-ha…

  • PixelPulse

    I feel like my life is a lie, even the beautiful green grass is fake.

  • Cyberia

    lmao @ no one in that comment section seeing anything wrong with this

  • the ace of books

    Here’s something that could be done, but probably won’t be:

    Someone goes out, takes some cuttings, and has them analysed at a local lab/university/etc. Then they can report on their chemical findings, and experts can let them know whether pollutants are indeed contained in the spray.

    Why won’t this be done? It would be an individual investment of 1) money, 2) time, 3) the general discouragement of initiative, and 4) face, and the average person is not likely to want to go through all that just to prove a point. Plus the inevitable horde of 五毛党 comments like “you’re just trying to stir up trouble!” – passive discouragement from actual evidence toward any genuine findings.

    • El Puma R.

      Why won’t this be done?

      1) they have to go shopping today
      2) They have to go shopping tomorrow
      3) They have to go shopping next monday
      4) They only care about going shopping.

      5) netizen commentaries won’t make up for China’s negligence.

    • Kai

      Maybe we can encourage an expat cS reader in Chengdu to go do it?

      • the ace of books

        If anyone has the access to equipment and is willing to make the effort, I say absolutely go for it. Granted, if the findings come from a foreigner they would be looked askance upon, so it would need to come from a local source.

        • Kai

          It could be done and posted anonymously. I imagine a lot of people would think an expat cS reader in Chengdu would not face the same 4 points against initiative you listed.

          Anyway, I think at least one reason why this won’t be done is because the Chinese reporter and other readers could very likely find the government department’s response to be credible versus the possible ignorance of certain city residents. To me, and many people who have seen this sort of chemical spraying, it’s just a misunderstanding. That’s why I think the subtext of reports and reporting like this is more about the government’s credibility with the public, pointed out by comments like 问月生’s.

  • http://www.chinasmack.com/ MrT

    This is the best Chinese can find to moan about?
    god China at risk of becoming normal.

  • El Puma R.

    “This is probably a kind of chemical, that beautifies and protects the plants at the same time.”

    People can be really stupid. I think the mods in CS really hate China.
    Lucky for me I’m out of this mofo’ in 5 days.

    • Neutron

      why did you come in the first place?

      • Dr Sun

        They had a choice welfare or Walmart back home or ESL in China.

        • El Puma R.

          ‘Cause I like the language and the culture, and I love teaching and I love my wife. And I stayed because I believed with development things will get better but I only got to see worse.

          Dr Sun.probably a lot of junkies in your family? don’t blame me for your bad luck. Now go home try to stop the next shooting spree at your closest theater.

          PS: Americans are by far the most despicable kind of all foreigners in China, and that’s by unanimous vote.

    • Kai

      Why is that comment stupid? Anyone who has done any kind of gardening or landscaping knows there are such chemicals or products promising and arguably doing precisely that.

      • El Puma R.

        There are such, yes. But paint, or “color enhancer” isn’t one of them. Trust me, I actually own a garden. Two. Grass gets greener when you take care of the soil and use the proper chemicals (there are in fact hundreds of organic alternatives, rooting and flowering stimulating chems, soil nutrients, etc, many you can make them yourself at home or even buy them in large quantities) and also the grass looks better when cutting down on pollution and dirt, but definitely not with more “greenizer”. How long are we going to hide the dust under the carpet?

        That comment is stupid since it prioritizes beauty over environment… such a normal around here, everything over the environment. It’s like saying “purple drink does me good, better than grape juice”. It’s dumb and you didn’t write it so don’t take it personally.

        In some ways, spreading truth in China could be considered as “hate against your country”. So yes, you might hate it, at least a little tiny bit.

        • Kai

          I think you’ve misunderstood the Chinese article. It reports that some people thought the government workers were using paint but the government is saying it is NOT paint but something that could translate into “coloring agent”. Elsewhere in the article, the government also explains just what they’re using, which is exactly the type of chemical product I’m describing.

          You’re approaching this with the same suspicions as many Chinese netizens, but the whole point of the article is the suspicions versus what the government says, and this is hardly the only situation where suspicions have been wrong and the government is right but being unfairly maligned (the subtext is then why people tend to be suspicious of the government and why such suspicions seem warranted).

          Fact remains that the commenter isn’t stupid. He’s just saying what could very likely be true, that what the government is spraying here isn’t “paint” or necessarily “harmful” like what other Chinese netizens are suspecting. He’s sharing what he knows (that such chemicals exist). He’s not prioritizing beauty over environment, where did you get that idea from what he said?

          • El Puma R.

            from living in China for so long and hearing people assuming so much without even looking for any kind of assurance. “Probably this is the good thing” . I’m not a man of contrasts but “probably” generally doesn’t mean anything. When it comes to such things (like chemicals) it’s either black or white.. ’cause gray would surely lead you to blow up yourself along with your lab, or maybe poison the entire house. Enough with letting shameless people fake their good deeds. It’s stupid for the world we live in… fortunately it’s smart for China to use their controlled internet against itself.

            On the other hand China is known for disposing waste without classifying and making recycled goods from the very same materials, e.g. surgical tubing, syringes, etc… I don’t think garden greenizer paint is the exception. And even if it’s suspected, anyone with common sense should be worried about some dodgy truck spraying some green stuff over what it’s supposed to be naturally green. I still believe that comment is stupid and in my point of view it clearly shows the indifference of most people, those who don’t spend time commenting on blogs more than they play weixin or watch soap-operas, or walk in the over polluted beijing thinking they’re happy ’cause they bought something today. Ignorance isn’t an excuse and people choose to remain indifferent.

            btw you didn’t write that comment, did you? you seem pretty smart to write something like that.

          • Kai

            Why would you think 二二得二二’s comment was written by me?

            I’m really confused. The way I understood your initial comment was you saying the person who made the comment you quoted was stupid. I simply asked why you felt that commenter was stupid because I don’t think he said anything stupid.

            Then you said he prioritizes beauty over the environment, and I replied by asking how that comment prioritizes beauty over the environment.

            Now you’re saying you determined that Chinese commenter prioritizes beauty over the environment not because of what he actually wrote but because of your experience living here and what you think Chinese people do or are like. Um…

            I vaguely understand you’re being critical of China and Chinese people in general. I just don’t see how that one comment inspired you.

          • El Puma R.

            you might be right, Kai.. I don’t know what inspired me to come to China in the first place… guess it’s the same thing that keeps me going everywhere.

          • Kai

            LoL, dude, I’m so lost and I’m forced to wonder if you’re jerking me around on purpose. I said I don’t see how that comment you quoted inspired you to say the commenter is stupid. I didn’t ask what inspired you to come to China in the first place.

            About going places, hey, being exposed to more of the world generally leads to a better appreciation of life and what we have. However frustrating China may have been to you, I still hope one you’ll one day change your mind and think it wasn’t entirely a regret.

    • Beijinger

      Haha I’m out of this bitch in 4 weeks. Thank god.

      • El Puma R.

        Jah Bless ! =)

  • putin

    Why is China so filled with bitter, ugly, hateful, spiteful foreigners who drink too goddamned much and just don’t have the courage to go home? All you do is sit around complaining about this and that with your typical leftist vitriol yet none of you ever seen to want to go back to the crime infested, STD riddled US of A.

    Chinasmack – and China – is filled to the brim with state school graduated white guys of average height and medium intelligence, who do nothing but complain, complain, complain. Probably just coming to terms with your own insignificance and worthlessness in a place like China makes the pain all the more acute, doesn’t it?

    • BiggJ

      So you’re talking about Americans or all foreigners or just white guys? What happen to you that you hate white guys so much? Did one steal you woman or something? Must be a reason you hate someone this much.

    • china

      Why does China let these people into there country? While other countries they wouldnt have a hope in hell getting into. Why? because china is a callous, wourthless place. The average Chinese has no understanding of what being human is or has any redeeming qualities. Money,Money,Money thats all that is important. Once they have a few rmbs they dont know what to do with it. As Chinese have no hobbies except F@cking prostitutes and treating people less fortunate like garbage. There government knows about this why do you think the first chance a wealthy government officail or businessman gets he takes his family out of China.

      THe only time and the last time I will enter that pathetic place. I met a German women getting her masters in Manderin. She had already received her phd back home in phsychiatry. she was going around Beijing doing a survey on Chinese people with 20 questions. It was very humourous as well as a little sad the outcome. She got into a lot of hot water at her school by doing so . But her results were chinese between the ages of 19-25 have a false grip on reality as to what the outcome of there lives will be. Most of them answered china is a great country but when asked why ?none of them could give an answer as to why china is great or what positive opportunities they have in china. Unless being corrupted.

      Chinese government is strong Financially and receatly politically, but the average chinese person dosnt get any benefits from that. Time will tell as food shortages will continue in china, as well as droughts, over population, mental illness, lack of transparency in the government. Lets see what the next 20 years brings. Though china is doing there best to bribe countries to create new trading and commerce. The fact is the world doesnt like China. Time will tell.

      If everyone doesnt like you, maybe its not everyone who is bad.

      just watched a 2 year old japanese get hit by a chinese driver. He stopped and then proceeded to drive over her again. people jsut walked by as the child was dying then comes along another car and drives over the child again . You people are sick . And posting this on the internet so people can watch what the hell wrong with your country!

      • Kai

        Interesting, 2-year-old Chinese toddler Xiao Yue Yue became Japanese by the time that video got to you?

    • donscarletti

      And these white guys are spiking the fertilizer with green dye or have they been painting the grass at night as part of their alcohol fueled mischief?

      Sorry, I really don’t get your train of logic. You should clarify what these white guys are doing to this grass before you start explaining why their lack of education, inteligence and height is to blame for this misbehavior.

      • mr.wiener

        I don’t think he likes people who went to state schools [snob!]
        What putin doesn’t realize is many westerns come to asia having fallen in love with the place from afar and find the reality is somewhat harder to deal/live with.
        Kinda like the asian girl you lusted after in a long distance relationship, then you finally get to bed her and you find she has a penis [it never happened OK!?!]…or worse , an incomprehensibly cultural way of looking at the world that leaves you always feeling like an outsider.
        ABC guys get the problem even worse if they come to asia, they usually blame western culture for it though.

        • DavidisDawei

          Hey Wiener,
          HaHa – You should suggest that to the Jerry Springer show – do they get that in Taiwan? Would get someone a free trip to New York.
          Cheers,

        • Kai

          Never happened, eh? ;)

          I dunno about ABC guys. I can’t really think of a general trend for them when they feel caught in the middle. I’ve seen a lot of them blame the West but I also see a lot of them side with the West (and of course, there’s plenty of people who take sides depending on the issue and what they know about it). I haven’t felt one sort is much more populous than the other.

          • mr.wiener

            Yes it never happened……and the only thing worse than picking up a chick with a dick is if it’s larger than yours. XD

          • A guy?

            Was that your car i got into?

          • mr.wiener

            I want my innocence back.

      • BiggJ

        HAHAHA, Yeah really, What does this guy want? A bunch of 7 foot tall celibate white geniuses running around china? I can change this guys rant so it makes sense.

        Why
        is China so filled with bitter, ugly, hateful, spiteful Chinamen who
        drink too goddamned much and just don’t have the courage to go get a woman. All
        you do is sit around complaining about this and that with your typical
        leftist vitriol yet all of you want to stay in this shit hole
        crime infested, STD riddled China.

        Chinasmack – and China – is filled to the brim with high school
        graduated chinese guys of lesser then average height and medium intelligence, who do
        nothing but complain, complain, complain. Probably just coming to terms
        with your own insignificance and worthlessness in a place like China
        makes the pain all the more acute, doesn’t it?

        • mr.wiener

          Apparently the grass isn’t the only thing that is green

          • Kai

            cS exists to bring the same sort of people from opposite ends of the spectrum together so they can point fingers at each other, for the edification of those in the middle.

          • mr.wiener

            Ah…Monkey poo fight at the zoo, gotcha.

          • Dr Sun

            who’s in the middle ?

            their going to get covered in S$@t

          • Kai

            Absolutely, not a very pleasant position, but still one I think worth embracing for one’s clear conscience.

            My comment is being a little mean of course (sorry Fauna), but it’s a therapeutic way of looking at the comment community on cS. It helps at least me make peace with it.

    • Charles

      Putin is right in some respects. There are lots of terribly unattractive foreigners in China, people who abuse their status. I don’t know how many alcoholics there are in the UK, but it seems that a huge percentage of the Brits and Irish I meet are always either drunk or on their way there.

      The number of philanderers is also through the roof! Guys who would never get away with this in the US or UK, or wherever they are from, get tons of action here.

      However, although many of us do love China, the food, the language, the relaxed life style, the exploration, the adventure, the women… whatever. We also quickly discover that this is a very dark country. Every aspect of life is tainted in some way. From the possibly poison furniture I am sitting on, to the food we eat, to the car that I drive (which I am forced to bribe people to get inspected properly.) ….. the list goes on and on. As we all know, I could literally fill pages listing the deeply disturbing aspects of this society that keep it fundamentally “3rd world.”

      The idea that the US is STD or crime ridden in a way that China is not, well that’s just silly. Get out much?

      I truly love China – and hate it at the same time… A bit bi-polar perhaps, but if you are a foreigner and you are honest and aware this is the only rational response. Also, most Chinese people I talk to feel exactly the same way!

      By the way – I do love “state school” grads! Great people, generally and i find that most of the trouble makers in China (in my experience) are actually not grads at all.

      • La Mano Gaucha

        Great post. Thanks for that.

    • bprichard

      Criticize me all you want, but don’t you dare criticize alcohol!

  • http://twitter.com/shirasekazuya 白瀬和也

    what is up with Chinese moral responsibility for environment?

    It’s like spitting into the wind.

  • cancervillager

    cancerific!

  • darkeegan

    they used to do this with tea, only then the dyes they used were toxic.

  • Socialist_Heathen

    St Patrick’s day is on the way, they’re just getting prepared.

  • http://www.facebook.com/blake.c.norman Blake Charles Norman

    they do this in pristine canada. no big deal

  • Martin Misar

    Nice :)

  • nannasin smith

    the foreign media were like you, making ignorant criticizing reports about it.

    CR2032

  • radbab

    It’s Brawndo – Brawndo’s got what plants crave!

  • Hongwu Emperor

    Another trolling by the CCP!!!
    now we got shanzhai GRASS!! the heavens are crying this day…

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  • Ashe

    This even happens in Australia. It’s a greening agent that speeds up the growth of seed AND makes yellow grass green. It’s about as unhealthy to the environment as any one of you criticisers driving a car.

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