Even the Chinese Government Loves Copyright Infringement

The Chinese love love love piracy and bootlegging; we all know this. But did you know the Chinese government loves it too? Hence the outrageously obvious copy of popular anime character Haruhi Suzumiya on this pamphlet on the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics, made for Chinese school kids.

Like virtually all bootlegged copies, this has lost some quality somewhere down the line; this Haruhi is a touch chunkier than the original, and seems to have some kind of hernia causing her back to arch her back down, but also pull her head back at the same time. But she’s clearly fighting through the pain to enjoy some tennis with her generic anime boyfriend. (Via Canned Dogs)