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China Bulletin: Illegal to Wipe With Propaganda

I have been to China. Though this was over five years ago, I still occasionally have nightmares about some of the "public restrooms" I saw. (And my Chinese travels were limited to major metropolitan areas.)

This morning at the Volokh Conspiracy, none other than the blog's namesake linked out to a post on the Language Log, which shows this photo of the wall of a Chinese public toilet:


The translation: "Use of Party newspapers and magazines as toilet paper is strictly forbidden.”

It's good to know that, though when push comes to shove, unless the government is going to provide some actual toilet paper, I imagine it's every periodical for itself. I would sure hate to be the court clerk when a prosecution for this rule violation was on the docket and the government asked me to mark Exhibit 1 for identification ...

Posted by Eric Lipman on August 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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