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镇灾 (zhèn zāi) town disaster [[File:BiantaiLajiao_Yuyao.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Cartoonist [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/rebel-pepper/ Rebel Pepper] (变态辣椒) drew this to criticize a police crackdown after massive flooding in Yuyao, Zhejiang in October of 2013. (Rebel Pepper)'']]
  
 
镇灾 (zhèn zāi), meaning “town disaster,” is a play on the Mandarin word 赈灾 (zhènzāi), which means “disaster relief.” This homonym came into use amid mounting anger at the official response to historic flooding in Yuyao, Zhejiang province after [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/10/ten-killed-five-missing-typhoon-fitow-hits-china/ Typhoon Fitow landed in southeastern China] in October of 2013.
 
镇灾 (zhèn zāi), meaning “town disaster,” is a play on the Mandarin word 赈灾 (zhènzāi), which means “disaster relief.” This homonym came into use amid mounting anger at the official response to historic flooding in Yuyao, Zhejiang province after [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/10/ten-killed-five-missing-typhoon-fitow-hits-china/ Typhoon Fitow landed in southeastern China] in October of 2013.

Revision as of 19:59, 4 January 2014

镇灾 (zhèn zāi) town disaster

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Cartoonist Rebel Pepper (变态辣椒) drew this to criticize a police crackdown after massive flooding in Yuyao, Zhejiang in October of 2013. (Rebel Pepper)

镇灾 (zhèn zāi), meaning “town disaster,” is a play on the Mandarin word 赈灾 (zhènzāi), which means “disaster relief.” This homonym came into use amid mounting anger at the official response to historic flooding in Yuyao, Zhejiang province after Typhoon Fitow landed in southeastern China in October of 2013.