Earth Hour in China: Bird's Nest and Watercube Go Dark

In one of the first cities to celebrate Earth Hour, Beijing saw the awesome Bird's Nest stadium and the Watercube aquatic center switch their lights off tonight. Yesterday Lloyd posted on a report in the Guardian that Chinese officials were urging scaling back the global energy-saving campaign as it conflicted with today's Serf Liberation Day, a holiday to celebrate China's 1959 victory against rebels in Tibet. But in actuality, thanks to a major campaign by WWF China and cooperation by corporations like KFC and Walmart, cities across China did dim sum -- okay, many -- lights.

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