Tibetan women read the People’s Daily in Lhasa, 2009 (Xinhua / Chogo).
The South China Morning Post‘s Ami Li reports that brothels, KTVs, hotels, and internet cafes in the Tangsha district of Dongguan, must subscribe to state media publications, including the People’s Daily.
The announcement has drawn thousands of online posts criticising and mocking the rule.
“Do we expect prostitutes to read People’s Daily now?” said a Sina Weibo user.
Dongguan’s sleazy salons and hotels have been known to provide illegal erotic services.
“We finally have toilet paper in our hotels now,” said another Weibo user.
Perhaps it’s a kind reminder to officials who frequent Dongguan’s hotels: don’t have too much fun.
It’s easy to imagine some poor Tangsha cadre who, while getting a 10 RMB blow-job, inadvertently reads some dreary People’s Daily copy such as “Rising China benefits “Community of Human Destiny” and loses his erection forever.
[Via: The Nanfang]