The No Smoking Dance

Nobody can launch a massive nationwide propaganda campaign like the Chinese government. Whether it is to promote an event or mobilize support in favor of a new policy pronouncement, they are in a league of their own.

Today (June 1), a smoking ban goes into effect in Beijing that will outlaw smoking in all indoor public places and most outdoor settings as well. And what better way to promote it and get people behind it than the No Smoking Dance, one of a number of events held at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing.

nosmokingdance

I wish them success!

And in case you may have missed them, here are some of my past posts about smoking in China:

Smoking in the Park

No Smoking

No Smoking! Dream On

No Smoking Room Please

What are the Characters on that Sign?

Alas, It was too Good to be True

Second Hand Smoke

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