China Bans Ping Pong Balls

Chairman Mao ping pong paddle

China bans ping pong balls. It’s official! Chinese government officials have banned ping pong balls in one of the best examples of propaganda paranoia ever reported. As China’s once-a-decade leadership change approaches, the administration fears ping pong balls could be used to spread propaganda messages. Pigeons have also been banned. China’s President Hu Jintao is expected to be replaced by Vice-President Xi Jinping. The Communist Party conference will be attended by more than 2,000 delegates.

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Chairman Mao China bans ping pong balls

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