During a recent police crackdown on prostitution, several nightclubs were closed in Beijing. The following joke, which is circulating online and by text message, imagines the interrogation session between an escort working at the now shuttered Passion* nightclub:
Investigator: What’s your name?
Escort: You call me seven times a day and you’re asking me?
Investigator: … so Zhang Xiaohong, where do you work?
Escort: You go there seven times a week and you’re asking me?
Investigator:… so Zhang Xiaohong, how long have you been working at the Passion?
Escort: You came in on the very first day I started to work last year and you’re asking me?
Investigator: … so Zhang Xiaohong, in the year you have worked at the Passion, how many clients have you had and who are they?
Escort: How many people are in the government, you’re asking me?
On Kaixin Net, a Facebook-like social networking service, users responded to the above joke by offering their own short comment or voting on the comments of others. Below are some of the most popular comments posted about this post:
A total of 20,123 users** expressed their views on this item
Police and the people enjoying each other! 7272 36.1%
Every sentence is true 3970 19.7%
Sharp girl 1927 9.5%
You’re asking me? 1842 9%
[Investigator] can write it up by himself 1233 6.1%
The government is deep into the society 815 4%
Harmonious society 711 3.5%
Give thanks to the Communist Party first 638 3.1%
True picture of the government 249 1.2%
Thanks to the State 246 1.2%
Haha this is classic 236 1.1%
* Thanks to a reader of CDT corrected the translation. The original post translated the name of the nightclub as “Heaven and Earth.”
**as of the time of posting