Bush vs Bin Laden on the China Daily


The China Daily has a fun new competition going. Readers can use their mobile phones to vote for the most newsworthy person and happening of 2004. There is a disconnect between the graphic reproduced above and the text: the China Daily's list of people does not include Bin Laden.

These are the people and events you can vote for:

George W. Bush
Yasser Arafat
John Kerry
Roh Moo-hyun
Hu Jintao
Abdul Rahman Yasin
Vladimir Putin
Junichiro Koizumi
Gloria Arroyo
Sofia Gandhi
Abu Musab al-Zarkawi
Fidel Castro
Ronald Reagan
Viktor Yushchenko
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

3-11 Madrid bombings
2004 US elections
Kidnappings in Iraq
South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's impeachment crisis
Beslin hostage incident
World oil price exceeding $55 a barrel
Arafat dying of illness
Athens Olympic Games
US-British coalition army mistreating prisoners incident (i.e. Abu Ghraib)
Chechen president attacked
North Korean train accident
Fighting bird flu, mad cow disease in America
Moscow subway explosion
Ukraine election fiasco
Smooth handover of power to China's fourth generation leaders

The China Daily's competition page is here (in Chinese).

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