China Digital Space


From China Digital Space

Jump to: navigation, search

正腐 (zhèngfǔ) govern-rot

Tearing the “rot” out of “government.” (Wang Jing and Xie Hui)
Homophonous with “government” (政府), but the characters can mean “totally rotten” or “completely corrupt.” Blocked from Weibo search results as of September 10, 2014.

Example: Deleted Weibo post captured by FreeWeibo:

麦穗佛: May I ask, those huge sums of money that govern-rot officials collect for dog registration fees, where do they get used?! (September 4, 2014)
请问正腐官员收取的巨额犬只管理费都用在了什么地方?! [Source]

Minitrue: Reporting on the Xu Caihou Case

20 November 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

Expensive Cameras the Latest Corruption Tell-tale

20 October 2014, by Samuel Wade

China Removes ‘Phantom Staff’ From Gov’t Payroll

7 October 2014, by josh rudolph

Sensitive Words: Sending Away the Plague God (Updated)

18 September 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

Word of the Week: Govern-rot

10 September 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

Personal tools
Support CDT - Buy a Grass Mud Horse T-shirt!