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?
Via FreeWeibo. Translation by Mengyu Dong.
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