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Chen Kaige honored for harming Bigu Lake

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In a rather ironic development, director Chen Kaige, whose movie "The Promise" destroyed vegetation at Bigu Lake in northwest Yunnan, has been nominated for a 'Green Chinese' award. The award is given to Chinese who raise their countrymates' environmental awareness.

Makers of "The Promise" were reportedly fined US$11,250 for the environmental damage caused at Bigu Lake during the filming of the US$35 million film. Evidently, the logic is that the incident set off intense environmental discussions among Chinese. Hmm... in that case, we'd like to nominate the crew behind the recent oil spill on Dianchi Lake. Good luck gentlemen!

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