Monday, December 13, 2004


Saving Face

Another sign of China's ongoing modernization and (partial) Westernization is the growing popularity of cosmetic surgery:

The government said the country's fast-growing cosmetic surgery industry rakes in US$2.4 billion (euro1.8 billion) a year as patients rush to go under the knife to widen eyes, narrow faces and fill out lips and breasts, emerging as "renzao meinu" manmade beauties.
I guess it was inevitable.