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Obama's Half-Brother, News in China
New York magazine reports that, "thanks to this Chinese news report -- it's entirely in Mandarin -- the world is getting its first look at Obama's half-brother Mark Ndesandjo, who has lived in Shenzen, China for the last few years.
"In addition to running an Internet company, World Nexus, Ndesandjo spends his days teaching orphans to play the piano and practicing calligraphy. So, basically, he makes most people look like lazy wastes of space, just like his half-brother."
The reports comes by way of Shanghaiist, part of the "istaverse" network of local news and culture blogs, and was posted on YouTube on Nov. 7. Blogger Thomas Crampton has aggregated a number of news reports about Ndesandjo, who is the son of Obama's late father and American Ruth Nidesand, as well. A source in the know says the report that's hitting the Web is old footage -- a sign that even in these globalized and highly-technological times, it can take a while for it to whip around the world.
Posted at 7:15 PM ET on Dec 3, 2008
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