Personal tools
Views

Difference between revisions of "Give the people some tape"

From China Digital Space

Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
给人民一个胶带 (gěi rén mín gè jiāo dài): give the people some tape
+
给人民一个胶带 (gěi rénmín ge jiāodài): give the people some tape
  
This sounds the same as the phrase “Give the people an explanation” (给人民一个交代). After the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/train-accidents/ Wenzhou Train Accident], Wen Jiabao [http://news.qq.com/a/20110727/001378.htm called for] a speedy investigation in order to “give the people an explanation.” 
+
[[File:Jiaodai.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Here, no one hears your scream! Give the people some tape.'']] Sounds the same as “give the people an explanation” (给人民一个交代). In July 2011, Premier Wen Jiabao called for a speedy investigation of the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/07/derailed-bullet-train-coaches-fall-off-bridge-in-east-china/ Wenzhou high-speed train crash] in order to “[http://news.qq.com/a/20110727/001378.htm give the people an explanation]” (zh). Meanwhile, the government aggressively [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/07/directives-from-the-ministry-of-truth-wenzhou-high-speed-train-crash/ limited reporting] on the accident. Netizens joked that what the government really wanted was to “give people some tape” to seal their lips and prevent them from talking about both the accident and the government’s botched response.
  
Because the government had [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/07/directives-from-the-ministry-of-truth-wenzhou-high-speed-train-crash/ aggressively sought to limit reporting on the accident], netizens joked that what the government really wanted was to “give people some tape” to seal their lips and prevent them from talking about the accident and the government’s botched response.
+
<feed url="feed://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/high-speed-rail-crash/feed/" entries="5">
  
[[File:Jiaodai.jpg]]
+
== [{PERMALINK} {TITLE}] ==
  
''Here, no one hears your scream.  Give the people some tape.''
+
'''{DATE}, by {AUTHOR}'''
 +
</feed>
 +
 
 +
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 19:55, 14 May 2013

给人民一个胶带 (gěi rénmín yí ge jiāodài): give the people some tape

Here, no one hears your scream! Give the people some tape.

Sounds the same as “give the people an explanation” (给人民一个交代). In July 2011, Premier Wen Jiabao called for a speedy investigation of the Wenzhou high-speed train crash in order to “give the people an explanation” (zh). Meanwhile, the government aggressively limited reporting on the accident. Netizens joked that what the government really wanted was to “give people some tape” to seal their lips and prevent them from talking about both the accident and the government’s botched response.