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临时工 (lín shí gōng): temporary workers
 
临时工 (lín shí gōng): temporary workers
  
In China, temporary workers are often used as a convenient scapegoat when something goes wrong. For example, several sponsors of the [[The Backbone Award ]] withdrew their sponsorship of the award claiming that their original support was granted by forged documents created by “temporary workers.” See [http://www.clb.org.hk/chi/node/1302628 here] (Chinese).
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[[File:临时工.jpg‎|250px|thumb|right|''A temporary worker shields permanent employees from a legal investigation.'']]“Temporary workers,” whoever they may be, are often used as a convenient scapegoat by officials. When several sponsors of the [[The Backbone Award]] withdrew their money, they claimed their support had been granted through documents forged by “temporary workers.” In January 2013, one netizen quipped that [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/01/one-in-ten-beijingers-is-a-propaganda-worker/#temps Beijing’s two million propaganda workers “outside the system”] must be temporary workers.
  
When [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Urban_Administrative_and_Law_Enforcement_Bureau  chengguan] officers severely beat a street vendor, the incident was blamed on “temporary workers.” See [http://tv.people.com.cn/BIG5/177969/185219/15184613.html here] (Chinese).
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[[File:linshigong.jpg|300px|thumb|left|''“It was the temporary worker who [[The Backbone Award|forged]] these.”'']]
  
When a building was wrongfully demolished, the incident was blamed on “temporary workers” even though [[demolish it | similar illegal demolitions]] occur regularly in China.  See [http://blog.tianya.cn/blogger/post_read.asp?BlogID=3127338&PostID=27389523 here] (Chinese).
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[[File:linshigong1.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''An official leaves a trail of temporary workers’ vests as he flees the scene of his crime.'']]
  
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[[File:linshigong2.jpg|300px|thumb|left|''“He did it!” shrugs the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/chengguan/ ''chengguan''].'']]
  
''"It was the temporary worker who forged these."  -- reference to [[The Backbone Award]] scandal.''
 
  
[[File:linshigong1.jpg]]
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[[File:linshigong4.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''A framed temporary worker walks the ''plank''.]]
  
''"Catch the person who started it!"  Man seen shrugging off vests labeled "temporary worker."''
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[[File:linshigong5.jpg|300px|thumb|left|''“It was all the temporary worker.'']]
 
 
[[File:linshigong2.jpg]]
 
 
 
''The paddle labeled "pursuing those responsible" is about to smack down the chengguan who says, "It's him that's responsible" pointing to the dog labeled "temporary worker."''
 
 
 
[[File:linshigong3.jpg]]
 
 
 
''"Go ahead and ask who's responsible"  The person in blue is labeled "temporary worker."''
 
 
 
[[File:linshigong4.jpg]]
 
 
 
''"It's all his fault!"  The man walking the plank is labeled "temporary worker."
 
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[[File:linshigong5.jpg]]
 
 
 
''"It's the temporary worker who did this."  -- "Law enforcement by violence."''
 
  
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 18:41, 30 January 2013

临时工 (lín shí gōng): temporary workers

A temporary worker shields permanent employees from a legal investigation.
“Temporary workers,” whoever they may be, are often used as a convenient scapegoat by officials. When several sponsors of the The Backbone Award withdrew their money, they claimed their support had been granted through documents forged by “temporary workers.” In January 2013, one netizen quipped that Beijing’s two million propaganda workers “outside the system” must be temporary workers.
“It was the temporary worker who forged these.”
An official leaves a trail of temporary workers’ vests as he flees the scene of his crime.
“He did it!” shrugs the chengguan.


A framed temporary worker walks the plank.
“It was all the temporary worker.”