People’s Daily in Beijing ‘Erects’ New Headquarters
Posted on July 16, 2013
The new Beijing headquarters of the People’s Daily newspaper got its fair share of funny comments and ridicule recently when people realized the new headquarters building looked a lot like something else.
Photos of the building still under construction are being laughed at by the people, especially because it somehow followed the weird structure of the CCTV headquarters that is commonly dubbed as the “big underpants.”
Of course, comments about the building being ridiculous made the Chinese censors unhappy. Keywords such as “People’s Daily” and “building” thus now result in nulled searches. Instead the message “In accordance with relevant laws, regulations and policies, search results cannot be displayed” is displayed.
However, some double meaning comments managed to get through ont Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.
“Of course the national mouthpiece should be imposing.”
“It seems the People’s Daily is going to rise up. There’s hope for the Chinese dream.”