Bootlegging Clinton in China

This interesting article is from New York Times today:

Who knew that back in ’s early days in Arkansas, the future president and his Uncle Buddy sat around and chewed the fat, ham fat to be precise, and talked about how was one of the world’s most ancient cultures and had produced Four Great Inventions, one of which was gunpowder?

Yet there it is, all that of China and things Chinese, right in the latest bootlegged version of Clinton’s autobiography, “My Life,” sold on the cheap in mainland China and now retranslated back into English, most recently by Alex Beels in the latest issue of Harper’s Magazine.


The fake version reveals a Clinton obsessed with China’s strong points, with how Chinese science and “left us in the dust.” Readers will learn that the future president, to impress Hillary’s mother, had rhapsodized about such things as the Eight Trigrams, documented in “The Book of Changes” several thousand years ago. Another retranslation of the pirated last summer has Clinton explaining to Hillary that his nickname is “Big Watermelon.”

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