China's Unhealthy Obsession With Looking Good

When things go awry, the country's leaders cover up.

How does this guy not have any gray hair?

Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Shutting down factories and ordering cars off the road so athletes could breathe at the 2008 Olympics, now that made sense. Propping up the stock market for a military parade doesn’t seem to have the same risk-reward profile.

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