Subtlety in The Times

Who are the titans of Chinese industry? The Times thinks we should know — what with the Chinese economy growing by the minute — and they’ve does us the favor of writing up a list. But how to convey that information to the illiterate and the lazy, who aren’t going to read about powerful Chinese “businessmen” like director Zhang Yimou? According to The Times’ Art department, photoshop their heads onto terracotta warriors, and then photoshop the warriors in front of the Chinese flag:

I’m not really even sure what to say about that, but it’s worth pointing out that the article also commits the sin of using the illegal “long march” metaphor.

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