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National anthem

The Caribean island state of Grenada used to have diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but gave these up in 2005 in favor of China. As a ‘thank you’ for this, China then financed a new 40 million USD cricket stadium on the island. This weekend the Queen’s Park Stadium was officially opened, with the prime minister and the Chinese ambassador present. All went well until the Royal Grenada Police Band started to play the Chinese national anthem. At least, they thought they were. But someone had made a mistake and they were performing the Taiwanese national anthem instead. The Chinese ambassador was not amused, and the prime minister immediately ordered an investigation. It seems the Chinese censors also did not see the humor in this blunder, because I could not find any news article in the Chinese press so far about the incident.

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