18h UTC; TUESDAY, 16 JULY 2013: Your Correspondent wishes to dedicate this particular post to such of that ilk as insist that the only "royal road," as it were, for AmeriKKKa to achieve socioeconomic recovery and create jobs as will "sustain prosperity" ongoing is to, after Michelle Bachmann's Indecision 2012 Presidential attempt, "be more like China" more than anything else. (Provided, however, such conformed to the disciplines and principles of ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe as Essential and Integral to AmeriKKKan National Character and Identity as a Sovereign Peculiar Among the Nations by Divine Right and Edict.)

For starters, you have the news that Chinese socioeconomic growth per its doctrine of "socialism with Chinese characteristics"  fell by 0.2% in the second quarter of this year cf. the first such (specifically and yet respectively, 7.5% against 7.7%). Which BBC Monitoring's China media roundup lost no time emphasising, but not before noting that such slow growth "will spur sustainable development and kickstart long-stalled reforms":
The Xinhua news agency, however, says as long as China's average annual growth rate does not fall below 7% in future, it can still double its 2010 GDP ratio by 2020.

"China's economic growth is still within a reasonable range, but it also faces production overcapacity, weak external demand and other downward pressure, as well as tight liquidity, local debt problems and other local risks," the agency stresses.

"Our economy advances amid stability," reads the front page of the
People's Daily.

"Some worry a slower growth will damage image of the party and the government. However, even growth of 7% is strong globally," says a bilingual editorial by the
Global Times.

However, the
Hong Kong Economic Times highlights doubts in the international community on whether China can sustain its annual growth target of 7.5%. It says Beijing needs to invest more in new growth engines and reduce excess production capacity and inefficient investment that have long plagued the economy.

Ta Kung Pao says the Hong Kong government must urgently tackle weak domestic demand, falling income rates and a property market bubble to fend off a "double blow" from both mainland and US economic trends.
(For the record, Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po are Hong Kong-based gazettas subsidised by the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing, and more often than not parrots the official Chinese Communist Party line.)

For another, tell me this doesn't remind you of The House on the Rock, one of Wisconsin's tackier shoobie traps aside from Wisconsin Dells' rather legendary such (especially so when the former was caught mislabelling a number of exhibits in the mid- to late 1970's to the point of "causing consumer harm," prompting action by Wisconsin consumer-protection agencies); again, we have the BBC with the story:
A museum in China's Hebei province has shut after many of its exhibits were found to be fakes, state media report.

Reports said millions of dollars were spent building the museum and buying exhibits - the exact amount is unclear.

The fakes are said to have included a vase which purported to be from the Qing dynasty but which was decorated with modern cartoon characters.

The managers are reportedly being investigated by state authorities. The owner has denied misusing funds.

The owner is quoted as saying in the
Shanghai Daily that "even the gods cannot tell whether the exhibits are fake or not". He said he set the museum up to promote Chinese culture.

The Jibaozhai Museum in Erpu village, Jizhou, had had its licence revoked, an official from the state culture bureau told the
Global Times newspaper.

Global Times also reported that the fake collection came to light after Beijing-based writer Ma Boyong visited the museum and reported on his microblog that many items exhibited were misleading tourists.

The museum was then subjected to extensive ridicule online as news spread of some of the objects on display.

These included an item which was apparently inscribed with "Made by Huangdi," the Yellow Emperor, who was a legendary sovereign in Chinese tradition.

But the "signature" was written in simplified Chinese characters and dated to about the 27th Century BC, long before such characters were even created.

The museum is believed to have been set up in 2007 with 12 halls and thousands of exhibits.
So "even the gods cannot tell whether the exhibits are fake or not," or so its properitor claimeth ... as well as insisting that such was set up "to promote Chinese culture"!! Doesn't the latter, perhaps, sound like certain specimens of hyperconservative Zealotry and True Belief promoting Branson, MO as one with "promoting White AmeriKKKan Culture," especially such perpetuating ethno-racial, nativist, sexist or otherwise jingoistic stereotypes under the banner of "AmeriKKKan cultural heritage and identity"?


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