War on Fat Lost in Translation


Hong Kong's government has released an earth-shattering report suggesting dim sum (meat wrapped in fried, oil-soaked pastries) should be consumed in moderation. The International Herald Tribune reports that residents are less than thankful for the city's advice:

Practically every Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong has run a banner headline about it across its front page…Longtime dim sum lovers are indignant.

"The government is putting its thumb on every part of citizens' lives, and it shouldn't be telling anyone how dim sum should be served," said Wong Yuen, a retired mechanic and truck driver who says he has eaten dim sum every morning for the last two decades.