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'''俯卧撑 (fǔwòchēng): (do) push-ups'''
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<h3>''fǔwòchēng'' 俯卧撑</h3>
  
[[File:pushups.jpg|300px|thumb|right| ''A police officer does push-ups to take care of a robbery. (Source: [http://user.qzone.qq.com/622000241/ Benxiamanhua])'']]''
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[[File:pushups.jpg|300px|thumb|right| ''A police officer does push-ups to take care of a robbery. (Source: [http://user.qzone.qq.com/622000241/ Benxiamanhua])'']]''Coded critique of any unpersuasive police excuse. The common calisthenics exercise took on new meaning in 2008 when police claimed the son of a government official had not raped a girl, alleging instead that he had been “doing push-ups.”  [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/07/netizens-anger-and-humor-against-online-censorship/ Backlash against this suspected cover-up] resulted in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Weng'an_riot Weng’an riot].  
 
 
A coded critique of any unpersuasive police excuse. The common calisthenics exercise took on new meaning in 2008 when police claimed the son of a government official had not raped a girl, alleging instead that he had been “doing push-ups.”  [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/07/netizens-anger-and-humor-against-online-censorship/ Backlash against this suspected cover-up] resulted in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Weng'an_riot Weng’an riot].  
 
  
 
The young man was alleged to have raped and killed a 16-year-old girl. In an attempt to quell the outcry, police claimed that the boy and girl had been arguing along the bank of a river. When they had calmed down, the boy began to do some push-ups. After he had done three, he heard her say, “I’m going,” after which she jumped into the river and drowned herself.
 
The young man was alleged to have raped and killed a 16-year-old girl. In an attempt to quell the outcry, police claimed that the boy and girl had been arguing along the bank of a river. When they had calmed down, the boy began to do some push-ups. After he had done three, he heard her say, “I’m going,” after which she jumped into the river and drowned herself.
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Other official police accounts of individuals’ deaths have attracted similar scorn. See [[death from drinking boiled water]] and [[death by hide and seek]].
 
Other official police accounts of individuals’ deaths have attracted similar scorn. See [[death from drinking boiled water]] and [[death by hide and seek]].
 
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<blockquote>''Quzhihang'' (@区志航): There are too many corrupt officials among the vice governors and equivalents. They are merely "big flies," no need to arrange "'''push-ups'''" for them... (February 18, 2014)</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>''Quzhihang'' (@区志航): There are too many corrupt officials among the vice governors and equivalents. They are merely "big flies," no need to arrange "'''push-ups'''" for them... (February 18, 2014)</blockquote>
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<blockquote> 副省级太多,属大苍蝇而已,不值得“'''俯卧撑'''”。。 [[https://freeweibo.com/weibo/3679469636470503 '''Chinese''']]</blockquote>
 
<blockquote> 副省级太多,属大苍蝇而已,不值得“'''俯卧撑'''”。。 [[https://freeweibo.com/weibo/3679469636470503 '''Chinese''']]</blockquote>
  
 
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]] [[Category: Quotable Communist Party]] [[Category: Stability Maintenance]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:06, 11 March 2016

fǔwòchēng 俯卧撑

A police officer does push-ups to take care of a robbery. (Source: Benxiamanhua)
Coded critique of any unpersuasive police excuse. The common calisthenics exercise took on new meaning in 2008 when police claimed the son of a government official had not raped a girl, alleging instead that he had been “doing push-ups.” Backlash against this suspected cover-up resulted in the Weng’an riot.

The young man was alleged to have raped and killed a 16-year-old girl. In an attempt to quell the outcry, police claimed that the boy and girl had been arguing along the bank of a river. When they had calmed down, the boy began to do some push-ups. After he had done three, he heard her say, “I’m going,” after which she jumped into the river and drowned herself.

Few believed the police account, and a riot ensued involving tens of thousands of people. As the phrase “I was doing push-ups” spread, it has shed much of its political connotation. It no longer has just one definition: sometimes it means “minding one’s own business,” while other times it refers to a nonsensical cause of death.

Other official police accounts of individuals’ deaths have attracted similar scorn. See death from drinking boiled water and death by hide and seek.

Quzhihang (@区志航): There are too many corrupt officials among the vice governors and equivalents. They are merely "big flies," no need to arrange "push-ups" for them... (February 18, 2014)
副省级太多,属大苍蝇而已,不值得“俯卧撑”。。 [Chinese]