Chinese Motorists React to Fuel Crisis: "Lets Go to the Middle East and Steal Their Oil!"
Gas prices are rapidly going up in China and the people of the People's Republic aren't happy. China Car Times has a list of just a few of the [printable] comments made in various Chinese publications about the situation: "Socialism is great – prices rise, but our wages don't!" "I hope it goes up to 10rmb a liter, this way we'll all ride our bikes again and loose weight." And the aforementioned "Lets go to the Middle East and steal their oil!" In other news related to the Chinese fuel crisis, some areas are reporting short supplies resulting in fuel rationing with long lines, and at least one person has been killed in fighting over line jumping at a fuel station. The situation is bound to get worse as auto sales continue to outpace China's refining capacity.