Weather talk allowed in Beijing

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 21:43 | Posted in China | Leave a comment

The Dongcheng district Propaganda Department in Beijing have issued posters with eight topics that the Beijingese are not supposed to ask the Olympic tourists about:

“Don’t ask about income or expenses, don’t ask about age, don’t ask about love life or marriage, don’t ask about health, don’t ask about someone’s home or address, don’t ask about personal experience, don’t ask about religious beliefs or political views, don’t ask what someone does,” the Olympics logo stamped poster advises.

One wonders what there would be left to talk about. The weather, perhaps? And with any luck, maybe the Olympic sports.


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