From Tianya: (no longer accessible)
So only people who wear Omega watches can apply for economic housing (with photos there is truth)
Several days ago, I saw a piece of news and suddenly realized something: Our countrymen are so prosperous that we wear Omega watches to go apply for economic housing [housing intended for lower-income people]~~~
32,000 RMB is about 4700 USD.
Here is a video of the news report that the above image is from:
The old man is 82-years-old. He thanks the government and the party, as well as his children.
Comments from Tianya: (no longer accessible)
Doesn’t look like a poor person at all.
It is because he used his money to buy the Omega that he doesn’t have money to buy the house.
For the economic housing in Shanghai that people make a fuss over, there is lot of commotion over the lottery numbers [to get the housing], but it feels like not a single person around me cares!
The ordinary common people saw through this long ago!
What danwei [work unit, company, organization] is louzhu from? Who is your leader/supervisor? Who told you to make this post?
The watch could be fake.
Can someone take a look at the eyeglasses? This should help us determine for sure.
The details [of the watch], the details are the most important [to determine if it is real or fake].
That [economic housing] is a game rich and powerful people play, something that has little to do with the ordinary common people. The probability for poor ordinary common people to successfully apply for economic housing is not high.
This is exactly what Chinese characteristics is. Be emotionally stable [don't be surprised].
These days, wearing a watch is truly too dangerous.
No matter what it is, as long as it happens in China, I am not surprised.
Comments from Mop:
Thank the Party, thank the go-vern-ment.
I want to speak, but what reason must I find to speak?
LZ, you know too much.
What do you know? A [government] leader gives up his mansion to come live in economic housing and you’re not touched?
Too bad cigarettes are too obvious, otherwise Commissioner Zhou wouldn’t have suffered tragedy (if only he could say they were fake cigarettes).
It isn’t as if Omega is really expensive, just a few thousand, which is just one square meter [of housing]. He worked his entire life, is he not allowed to spend one square meter’s worth of money to buy a watch?