Our Red Face Over Pink Slips

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Oops. We were a bit too quick to post on the a-little-to-perfect story about the impact of the deteriorating economy in China below. Apologies. And thanks to Roland Soong, (among others) for pointing this out.

Lin Yang writes:


Unfortunately, the “mistresses get pink slips” story we read about turned out to be a least partly and likely completely fictional. The Qingdao newspaper, Peninsular Metropolitan News, published a statement of apology yesterday and fired the reporter who wrote the story. It turns out the reporter “borrowed” details from a story published in “Bosom Friend”, a Chinese magazine that’s famous for lurid love stories and its sensational writing style.