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nà shì rénjiā de běnshì 那是人家的本事

The calligraphy reads, "Four wives, ten sons—that's because he's gifted."

Sarcastic reference to the excessive private lives of certain public officials, first used in reference to Li Junwen (李俊文), a former district official in Shanxi Province. Li was arrested in December 2012 following the revelation that he had ten children from four wives in a country that was then under the one-child policy. Another 14 people were sacked, demoted, or given warnings for negligence or helping Li arrange identity documents for his illegitimate children.

Li Junwen's family situation was well-known to local residents who had earlier tried to expose his behavior by visiting the Bureau of Letters and Calls (信访局). They were told that if someone was able to have four wives and ten children it must be "because they are gifted."