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Quick Mends: Obama carp strategy puzzles Chinese

A recent White House carp eradication story caused much more of a stir in China than it did in the U.S. (Courtesy Weekly Times Now)

This fun read from Bloomberg’s Adam Minter explains how the Chinese view President Obama’s pledge of over $50 million to eradicate carp from the Great Lakes: with hungry amusement.

Wild carp is No. 1 on the Chinese dinner menu, according to Minter, and they find it odd that we don’t want to eat this fish as well.

The story earned its own Twitter tag, #Asian Carp on an American Rampage, and received over 85,000 hits.

See you on the river, Jim Burns