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霸道部 (bà dào bù): Ministry of Bullying
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霸道部 (Bàdào Bù): Ministry of Bullying
  
This is a parody on the name for the Ministry of Railways (铁道部).  The Ministry of Railways came under close public scrutiny in 2011. In that year there was a massive corruption investigation into actions taken by [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/china-rail-chief%e2%80%99s-firing-hints-at-trouble/ Railway Minister Liu Zhijun], there have been allegations that local officials from the Ministry of Railways were [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/03/the-tragedy-of-zhao-wei/ complicit in the death of a college student], and most significantly there have been accusations that the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/07/chinas-high-speed-rail-glitches-racing-to-make-errors/  Ministry’s lax oversight] allowed the Wenzhou train accident to occur.    
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[[File:logo1.jpg|150px|thumb|left|''The emblem of the Ministry of Railways.'']]  A play on “Ministry of Railways” (铁道部 Tiědào Bù), which came under close public scrutiny in 2011. Former Railway Minister [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/china-rail-chief%e2%80%99s-firing-hints-at-trouble/ Liu Zhijun] was investigated for corruption; local Ministry officials were alleged to be [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/03/the-tragedy-of-zhao-wei/ complicit in the death of a college student on a train]; and most significantly, accusations flew that the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/07/chinas-high-speed-rail-glitches-racing-to-make-errors/  Ministry’s lax oversight] allowed the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/high-speed-rail-crash/ Wenzhou train crash] to occur.  
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Controversy also erupted in December 2010 when the Ministry of Railways announced that holders of economy class train tickets would not receive a refund if they arrived late for their train. (No similar restriction applied to those who held tickets for high speed trains.)
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Controversy had already stirred in December 2010, when the Ministry announced that holders of economy class train tickets would not receive a refund if they arrived late for their train. No similar restriction applied to those who held tickets for high speed trains.
  
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Revision as of 21:49, 15 August 2012

霸道部 (Bàdào Bù): Ministry of Bullying

The emblem of the Ministry of Railways.
A play on “Ministry of Railways” (铁道部 Tiědào Bù), which came under close public scrutiny in 2011. Former Railway Minister Liu Zhijun was investigated for corruption; local Ministry officials were alleged to be complicit in the death of a college student on a train; and most significantly, accusations flew that the Ministry’s lax oversight allowed the Wenzhou train crash to occur.
Logo2.jpg
Logo3.jpg

Controversy had already stirred in December 2010, when the Ministry announced that holders of economy class train tickets would not receive a refund if they arrived late for their train. No similar restriction applied to those who held tickets for high speed trains.