In a joint press conference held by US corporate giant Walmart and Chinese officials in Beijing this morning, the sale of the Great Wall of China was announced.
"The Great Wall will be the single largest retail outlet in the history of mankind," stated the Walmart executive with a broad smile. "So please," replied the Chinese official, "to have little bit of money back and Great Wall don't mean shit to us anymore! We take state of Arkansas as collateral, make it into giant theme park for Chinese people and call it #3 Special for American vacations. Not bad deal for worthless wall!"
The Walmart executive confirmed that twenty thousand Chinese would be hired to work in the giant complex while an equal number of US citizens would be laid off to compensate for the large hire in China. Wearing a plaid jacket (made in China)with a small flag of China in the lapel (made in China)he closed the US portion of the press conference by smiling, raising his arms in the air and shouting, "USA! USA! USA!"
In related news, rumors are rampant today after Pope Francis was observed at the entrance to the Vatican wearing a "Welcome to Walmart" smock and the announcement by the College of Cardinals that as of this next week the Church would be offering Buy One, Get One Free confessions and the sale of DVD's of the previous weeks top ten confessions in each parish.
The Vatican and Walmart are each refusing to answer questions regarding a possible sale.