News, but not the serious kind
Officer, he was riding in a blue sedan…
Blog Guy, can you please settle a bet with my girlfriend? Is there still an Emperor of China?
Absolutely. He lives in a grand palace, and travels in a regal sedan chair.
But other people in China still use sedan chairs. I’ve seen pictures.
Not like this one. It’s huge and royal blue, and has many rooms. It is hoisted and carried by the Emperor’s personal palace guards, with their distinctive yellow helmets.
As you can see in this photo above, ’tis a glorious sight to behold when the Emperor goes by.
Blog Guy, you’re a complete moron. That’s no sedan chair. The caption says these are migrant workers carrying a guardhouse to a construction site in Shanghai.
So that’s not the Emperor?
And that wouldn’t be the Forbidden City behind them, then?
Excuse me a moment please, I need to make some urgent changes on Wikipedia.
Top: Migrant workers carry a guardhouse to a new location near the entrance of a construction site in Shanghai March 15, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias
Right: A Chinese couple enjoys a ride on a traditional sedan chair at an ancient garden in Suzhou in a 2001 photo. REUTERS/Claro Cortes