What's wrong? Propaganda slogan on public bus station board in Tongling, Anhui province calls on residents to 'hold together to build harmonious Changde', a city in Hunan

 

Chinese Society  Updated:Fri, Jan 19, 2018 18:29 PM   By Bernd Chang

 

Propaganda slogan,Tongling

Picture of the Danbian public bus station board in Tongling, Anhui province, on which a slogan says "Put people first to construct a civilized city, hold together to build a harmonious Changde". 

The name of Changde city in Hunan province appears in the propaganda slogan on a public bus station board in Tongling city of Anhui province, exposing the most careless copycat.

Can I copy your homework?

Yes, here you are.

The next day, the teacher find two homework signed with the same name.

Isn't it a joke? Not necessarily. This appears to be just what happened in Tongling city, Anhui province, only the protagonist has changed from school kids to Tongling officials.

The photo of a public bus station board in Tongling, Anhui province has gone viral on the internet, on which a propaganda slogan was printed, saying "Put people first to construct a civilized city, hold together to build a harmonious Changde". 

Since Changde is a completely different city and in Hunan province, this slogan  is easily understood to be a mistake, which gives Tongling officials away that they are very likely the copycat, and, even worse, a very careless copycat, who apparently forgot to sign their own name instead of Changde from which  they borrowed the slogan.

According to local news report, the public bus station was Danbian, one of the stations on the No. 38 public bus line, which was to open to the public on January 20. On Thursday morning, Tongling Public Bus Operation Company claimed responsibility and said they would rectify the mistake.  Later that day, the wrong slogan was erased and new station board with unified and government-approved slogan was to be put up by Saturday.

Picture shows the wrong slogan was erased.

Chinese netizens are surely unhappy with what happened in Tongling of Anhui.

@吴守仙1:It shows how irresponsible they are with their job!

@南国夜雨: What a lazy governance!

@得道多助:Copy answers from others in exam, even sign other's name!

@你是茶我是壶:Their job is just to copy.

@人民晶报:Brilliant! Intentionally make a mistake, then redo it to double the earnings! GDP will also be doubled!

@天朝特工:A whole nation is united like a family, clap, clap, clap!

颜无齿:When they work, they want to doze off; When they work, they appear to be dozing off.

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