Poll: What is China's Most Notorious Phenomenon?

This is a sarcastic poll created by a Chinese netizen on one of the China’s largest social networking sites—Renren.com, which asks participants to vote for China’s most notorious phenomenon. The screenshot was taken 2 days after the poll started, and there were 11,196 participants by then. (Translated by Sandra for CDT):

Japan’s got the porn [industry], Cambodia’s got the Khmer Rouge, but what does the Celestial Empire have? Choose three of what you think are the most symbolic terms to represent China from the following:

1.      Urban Management Cops  *7363 (24%)*
2.      Ditch Oil *1028 (3%)*
3.      Tofu-dreg project *886 (2%)*
4.      Income being in line with (African) standards  *704 (2%)*
5.      Housing prices being in line with (celestial) standards  *3229 (10%)*
6.      Three bottles of oil (China National Petroleum Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation)  *424 (1%)*
7.      The Celestial Empire Red Cross *357 (1%)*
8.      Fifty cents *309 (1%)*
9.      Stumbled women [a new term lately suggested by the Ministry of Public Security to be used in place of “prostitutes.”] *178 (<1%)*
10.   National People’s Congress Representatives  *1181 (3%)*
11.   The Emperor Taizu [refers as Mao Zedong]  *409 (1%)*
12.   Brickspert *733 (2%)*
13.   The shouting beasts [refers to professors]  *345 (1%)*
14.   Relevant department *6387 (21%)*
15.   The masses who don’t understand the actual situation *1528 (5%)*
16.   Peasant migrant workers *235 (<1%)*
17.   Standing train tickets during the Spring Festival travel season  *485 (1%)*
18.   Forced demolition for administrative purposes *341 (1%)*
19.   “Don’t use law as your shield.”  *250 (<1%)*
20.   Sensitive words *4010 (21%)*

August 31, 2011 12:39 PM
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