China Newspaper’s Phallic HQ Has Censors Going Mad (PHOTO)

The People’s Daily newspaper is going to have a new headquarters, but as the UK’s Telegraph pointed out today – it “bears an unfortunate resemblance to part of the male anatomy.” Whatever the circumstances, one must ask what were the architects thinking when drawing the blueprints for this project? Comments made on Sina Weibo, which is a China’s response to Twitter, has censors going mad trying to downplay the snark over the building’s appearance.

“Of course the national mouthpiece should be imposing,” said one user of Sina Weibo…”It seems the People’s Daily is going to rise up, there’s hope for the Chinese dream,” said another, referring to a political slogan that has been used in recent months to encourage national pride and rejuvenation.

But a search on Sina Weibo for “People’s Daily” and “building” resulted in the message usually shown when keywords have been blocked: “In accordance with relevant laws, regulations and policies, search results cannot be displayed.”

The People’s Daily is the official mouthpiece of the Chinese ruling party, whose vast propaganda and censorship machine tightly controls print, online and any other form of media.

That makes it all the more hilarious.

1 Comment

  1. June 6, 2013  8:26 pm by Lex Loeb Reply

    They call it a "Fountain Head" for information!

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