China Facts of the Day

In a county in Hubei Province every
office of administration, school and hospital is being required to consume a certain
quantity of cigarettes produced by local firms.  The local government has assigned a quota to each of these organizations and they send out inspectors to look at the cigarette stubs. If the staff
are consuming brands that are not produced by local firms, they
will be punished!

The link (in Chinese) is here.

In other news, the divorce rate is up in Yunnan province due to a house dismantling project. One couple can get one apartment as
compensation for their dismantled house but if they get
divorced, they can get two.  The local cadres
were the first ones to got divorced.

The link (in Chinese) is here.

Thanks to Helen Yang for both of these pointers and translation!


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