CHINA TRANSLATED: ‘Arrest anyone whose seat is wet!’ JOKE OF THE WEEK

An efficient way of sniffing out corrupt officials602a0a02-16f4-4f4d-a77d-97b27aeb319e

Right before the National People’s Congress in Beijing came to a close, Wang Qishan (the chief Party investigator) unexpectedly made an announcement to all the delegates: “The following individuals, whose names will be called, must stay after the meeting. These persons are…” Wang held the pause for about twenty seconds. A deathly silence enveloped the hall, and the odor of urine began to emanate. Wang finally announced: “Tea servant Xiao Peng and sound engineer Xiao Li!” When the two workers came over, he whispered: “Go inspect all seats immediately! Arrest anyone whose seat is wet!”
—Aboluo

Explanation: Since the beginning of the anti-corruption campaign in China, Wang Qishan and the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection he leads have become a nightmare for corrupt Party officials, worried that they could be arrested at any moment. Reports of official suicides have leapt up since the campaign began.

Getting rid of inventory

@光远看经济: “I found an online store selling Nike sports shoes at 888 yuan ($136) a pair. The advertisement says: ‘If you receive one pair of counterfeit shoes off us, we’ll compensate you with three new pairs.’ Relieved by the guarantee, I ordered a pair from the store. To my surprise, I opened the box the next day to find it full of four fake pairs.”
—Weibo

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On the vaccine scandal

@ZhouFengSuo: “People are now enraged by the use of expired vaccines in China. However, very few still remember that lawyer Tang Jingling devoted himself to assisting victims of toxic vaccines as early as a decade ago. In the end, parents of victimized children were detained and Tang was sentenced to imprisonment for his nonviolent legal work. Despite this, the case never drew the public attention that it deserved, and the whole evil system continues to create new victims.”
—Qiwenlu

@batX42: “The vaccine scandal has finally pushed some in my friendship circle to criticize the regime and call for officials to be held accountable. These friends used to care only about delicious food, going on tours, and overseas shopping. This again proves the statement that ‘you only love this government because you haven’t yet been harmed by it.’”
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