Currently contending for first place in the "Prize for Most Atrocious Lie of the Year" stakes must be the unnamed Chinese official interviewed in the following article:
I don't think we should be using different standards to judge China. In China, we don't have software blocking Internet sites. Sometimes we have trouble accessing them. But that's a different problem. I know that some colleagues listen to the BBC in their offices from the Webcast. And I've heard people say that the BBC is not available in China or that it's blocked. I'm sure I don't know why people say this kind of thing. We do not have restrictions at all."Chocolate rations have been increased 40%! There is no censorship in China!" I guess Chinese officials have learnt well the lesson of the Big Lie - if you're going to tell a fib, you might as well tell a whopper, as if it's outlandish enough there's a strong chance some (probably very large) number of fools will wonder if there isn't some truth to it.