River Crabbed: Banking on a Double Holiday

The Lantern Festival, which comes 15 days after the Chinese New Year, falls on Valentine’s Day this year. One popular Weibo user had a plan to capitalize on the coincidence. His post has been censored:

袁国庆的围脖: I’ve decided: on Lantern Festival, I’ll sell roses in the morning, condoms at night, and morning-after pills the following morning. Think about it! I can make bank. Good way to get rich?

我想好了,我正月十五情人节早上卖元宵,中午卖玫瑰,夜里卖避孕套,第二天早上卖避孕药。想想都好激动,要挣好多钱呢, 這是要发财的节奏吗?

Via FreeWeibo. Translation by Mengyu Dong.

crabWhen something disappears from the Internet in China, netizens joke that it has been “river-crabbed,” a play on the euphemism “harmonized.” River Crabbed (河蟹档案) is a collection of blog post titles, weibo, and other materials censored from their original sources on Chinese websites, either found by CDT or brought to our attention by outside projects.