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Post subject: Now here's a novel economic stimulus approach
Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:50 am
from Sky News:

Report: Chinese Government Ordering Officials to Smoke
Monday, May 04, 2009

Officials in China have reportedly been told to puff their way through four and a half million cigarettes a year.

Staff at local government offices in Hubei province were given the order in a move intended to set an example for the rest of the nation, according to state media.

And if they fail to smoke their way through 230,000 packs of locally-produced cigarettes, the officials could face fines.

Brands such as Huanghelou have been earmarked as part of the official quota.

"The regulation will boost the local economy via the cigarette tax," local official Chen Nianzu told the Global Times.

The measure may also be a ploy to boost sales of local cigarette brands, under pressure from competitors in neighbouring Hunan province.

Some 350 million Chinese — including more than half of all male doctors — currently smoke, with around a million dying from smoking-related diseases every year.
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Post Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 5:36 pm
WOW!! Talk about population control....
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This issue is always connected with China. What is really wrong with the economy? When August's jobs report showed a decrease in job creation, the Federal Reserve announced it would consider renewed efforts at [link removed - spam]. Thurs, the ideas for that effort were made known. User banned....
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