It’s either a clever prank or a legitimate attempt to help inform lawmakers of global affairs, no one quite knows why copies of the China Daily newspaper have been showing up on the desks of certain legislators in the state capitol.
The English language publication is printed by the Chinese government and often reflects policies of the Communist Party.
Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) is among the half dozen or so lawmakers who found a copy on their desks.
“The street food business in Taiwan is thriving , I’ve learned,” he said today in a House floor session in which he told his colleagues he had no clue who's behind the mystery subscription.
The paper delivery, which Gara said he’s received at least three times, might be a jab at the Democrat’s left leaning ideas, though he said he’s heard some Republican lawmakers are receiving copies as well.