By Tom Bannister
Netizens have been giving their reactions to a clip of a Shanghai news report that shows an employee of the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau playing a computer game whilst his boss is being interviewed by Shanghai TV.
The budding weatherman can be seen playing the exceedingly popular online game: ‘Sanguosha’, a fantasy card-game that is based loosely on the Three Kingdoms period.
The news report is from Friday 25th January and since it appeared online many netizens have criticised the state employees actions. Many repeated the phrase: “Ive heard that the Sanguosha game is the favourite computer game of government employees. I’d say this is fairly representative of their normal working-state“. @hirogo remarked that the gamer had “real potential to pursue a career in the civil service“. Some were surprised off the criticism: @番小薯 said “isn’t it normal to go to work in order to play Sanguosha?”
A video clip of the news report can be viewed below (the action starts as 24 seconds):