Saturday, March 22, 2008

US Olympic tourists warned about cameras in hotel rooms

Me Chinese, Me play joke, me put camera in your coat (closet)?

Interesting little story on

Americans traveling to China for the Olympic Games in August can expect their hotel rooms there to be monitored, the State Department warned on its website.

"All hotel rooms and offices are considered to be subject to on-site or remote technical monitoring at all times. Hotel rooms, residences and offices may be accessed at any time without the occupant's consent or knowledge," it said.
I think this is fantastic news. And so does TMZ China. Who honestly cares about the Olympics anymore? The real action is happening in the hotels.

Unfortunately, the government and tourism folk aren't really doing a bang up job of selling the whole thing as an amazing experience for travelers.
It added that many hotels and apartment buildings may be poorly built, lack emergency exits, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide monitors and basic security like locks, alarms, and personnel.
And dogs. We cook dogs. Chop them up. Oh and cats. Mice sometimes too. All true. Stay home. Seriously.

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