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Strange Sign, Surprising Result

Xiamen University students recently made a survey at a cross road near the university campus, a section where a pedestrian walking bridge was built over a busy intersection.

The test was to see how people reacted towards different types of notice board. They designed 3 notice boards with different content,  displaying them in turn for few days, and in between there would be some days with no notice board at all.

 

The results below show how many people still crossed the road, not choosing to use the walking bridge despite the signs:

 

No notice board 69.78%
"Please use walking bridge" 70.02%
"It only takes 9.4 seconds more to use the walking bridge" 60.97%
"You ugly if you cross the road" 41.12%

 

Zhou Yongkang to Finally Face Charges PDF Print E-mail
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According to official media the Chinese Communist Party’s former security chief, Zhou Yongkang, has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and and the intentional disclosure of state secrets.

Although Zhou has been under investigation since 2012 and he has been expelled from the communist party, it has taken a long time to gather evidence against him and his family.

Zhou Yongkang was a member of the powerful Politiburo Standing Committee, the highest decision-making body in the country, and was part of the faction of former regime leader Jiang Zemin who stepped down in 2002 but retained major influence in the communist party after retiring.

Chinese prosecutors said:

"The defendant Zhou Yongkang... took advantage of his posts to seek gains for others and illegally took huge property and assets from others, abused his power, causing huge losses to public property and the interests of the state and the people."

His former underling, former Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai, is in prison on charges linked to his wife's murder of a UK businessman.

Bo and Zhou were instrumental in carrying out Jiang Zemin's genocidal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, but there has been no mention of this in the state media.

The next and biggest 'tiger' of all, Jiang Zemin, is now the target of Xi Jinping's "anti-corruption" drive.

It remains to be seen if the party will come clean about the persecution, including organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners, when Jiang is taken down.

 

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