Famed investigative journalist Wang Keqin recently traveled to Henan to look at the AIDS situation there, and ended up taking several photos of propaganda slogans against “上访,” or petitioning higher authorities. ChinaGeeks posted several of the photos and translated captions:
Wang Keqin recently posted many photos from his trip to a rural Henan town. He was there investigating the AIDS situation, but found these slogans posted all over the town and thought they were interesting. He posted them, in his words, “so that people can understand the relationship between China and seeking audience with higher-ups [上访]“. For those who haven’t seen it before, the term “seeking audience with higher-ups” refers to traveling to Beijing or larger cities to report local government misdeeds to higher authorities.
More photos are on Wang’s blog.