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汕尾体 (Shānwěi tǐ): Shanwei form

After the protests in Wukan in December 2011, Zheng Yanxiong, the municipal party secretary of Shanwei with jurisdiction over Wukan was recorded making a number of statements that were rapidly picked up and parodied by netizens.

Addressing the issue of the Wukan villagers requesting foreign media attention, Secretary Zheng stated:

"Finding several reporters to make a scene, thinking that the more the press defame me the more I will suffer, thinking the problem will get me fired. What good can come of getting me fired? They will just send another Mayor down here, and I bet he won’t be any better than me. There is only one group of people that is feeling the pinch every year. Who? Those who are government cadres, including me. It was never this tiring to be a municipal secretary before, we now have to manage everything. The rights we enjoy are decreasing, the means we can use are decreasing, but our responsibilities are increasing every day, whereas ordinary folks are becoming more and more greedy, more and more clever, more and more untamable. If the foreign media is trust-worthy, then a mother pig could climb up a tree."

Netizens parodied Secretary Zheng's comments which they dubbed, "Shanwei form."

An example of a "Shanwei form" parody is below:

"What good can come of getting divorced? You'll just find someone else and I bet he won't be any better than me. There is only one group of people that is feeling the pinch every year. Who? Men, including me. It was never this tiring to be married before. Now we have to manage everything. The amount of stress is greater every day, the sexual demands from wives is greater every day, prices are higher every day. If wives were trustworthy than a mother pig could climb up a tree."

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