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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.
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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.