China

US GOVERNMENT DRAFTS IN WILL.IAM TO ORGANISE CONCERT IN CHINA

Rolling Stone reports that the US government has asked Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.am to organise a concert in Beijing China which will apparently help to “encourage cultural and educational exchanges between China and the United States. According to the publication ‘Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the rapper on Friday to discuss the project, which is part of the Obama administration’s 100,000 Strong Initiative,  a program developed to increase the number of Americans studying abroad in China’. Click HERE []

CHINA DENIES BANNING BLACKS FROM BARS DURING BEIJING OLYMPICS

China’s Foreign Ministry has denied that they plan on banning blacks from going in to bars during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which kicks off next week. A statement posted on the ministry’s site said: “The report proved to be sheerly groundless as we checked with the Beijing Public Security Bureau. Beijing’s public security departments, including the Sanlitun police station, have never demanded that any bar stop serving customers from any region or country.” And my response to that is – We don’t believe you, you need more people.