China is notorious for suppressing information.
They go to the length of suppressing Natural Calamities even under the apprehension as if their Government is responsible for it.
Now in an effort to promote a recently constructed road they have doctored a photo and later came apologising.
One of the worst doctored photographs in Internet history? That’s the emerging verdict on a clumsily altered photo of bureacrats in the sleepy county of Huili, in southwest China‘s Sichuan province. In an ill-fated PR stunt, the trio of area government officials are shown appearing to float over the surface of a road, casting nary a shadow in a bid to promote a local road construction project.
“The saga began on Monday when Huili’s website published a picture showing, according to the accompanying story, three local officials inspecting a newly completed road construction project this month,” the Guardian‘s Peter Walker reports.
Calls soon began flooding the county’s offices, which quickly issued an apology and removed the image.