Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Curse of the Fuwa" Fulfilled by Floods

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSPEK15196420080619

Reuters
19 June 2008

"Curse of the Fuwa" fulfilled by floods

By Lucy Hornby and Alfred Cang

BEIJING (Reuters) - Floods sweeping southern China seem to have fulfilled the final stanza of an Internet curse involving Beijing's Olympic mascots, but censors have been quick to remove postings that might fuel the superstition. [...]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/2168554/Beijing-Olympic-Fuwa-mascots-'have-cursed'-China-in-unlucky-2008.html

Daily Telegraph [UK]
21 June 2008

Beijing Olympic Fuwa mascots 'have cursed' China in unlucky 2008

By David Eimer in Beijing