This was the most discussed article on popular Chinese news portal NetEase last night…
Sinopec Chairman: Haven’t heard about “Rising gasoline prices makes city resident wants to use profanity”
April 1st, Sinopec Chairman Fe Chengyu said during the Boao Forum for Asia that he understands the feelings of private car owners facing rising gasoline prices and no subsidies. A journalist asked Fu Chengyu for his views on the “Gas Prices Profanity Gate” that spread online, to which Fu Chengyu claimed he hasn’t heard of it and couldn’t comment.
“Gas Price Profanity Gate” refers to a recent television news report where a reporter interviewed ordinary city residents on the streets for their views on the recent increase in gasoline prices. While most of the interviewees expressed the need to economize, one young man replied by first asking if he could use expletives and obscene language. When the interviewer replied by asking if he’s quite angry about the issue, he quickly declared that if he couldn’t [use crude language] then there was nothing for him to say, and walked away.
Here is a copy of that news report. The young man appears at the end around 1:25:
Below is a video of the Boao panel where the journalist asks Fu Chengyu if he’s heard of the above. When he responds that he hasn’t, laughter can be heard from the audience:
Comments from NetEase:
I only want to say: Fu Chengyu, CNM.
Read my lips: C N M!
Fuck your mother, old me will be the first to say it for you to hear.
Those below represent me in asking about Fu Chengyu’s mother?
With this kind of state-owned enterprise leader, it’s no wonder the people are in an abyss of suffering.
He hasn’t heard of the city resident wanting to use profanity. Everyone knows what to do now, right?
Just because you haven’t heard it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Recommend you pay more attention to the voices of the people.
Yep, with this kind of animal, if you think cursing/hurling abuse at it will work, then go ahead and keep cursing. Cursing while letting it continue to bite you, hehe.
The low people live in China’s villages, far far away from the capital. The big important people not hearing is therefore quite normal.
1 billion people want to send their regards to Fu Chengyu’s mother, and his 8 generations of ancestors.
Everyone should comment rationally. Our country has always had a lot of people with very little resources. To have made accomplished what we have today in a short 30 years of reform and opening up is already very impressive. Now, which one of our country’s leaders are not like gods of wealth, given the highest standard of treatment, when going abroad, like “the stars around the moon” [the center of attention]. Seeing these things, as a Chinese person, are you not proud? Right now the country is in a key phase of forward development, it is difficult to avoid the some social problems from appearing. The anti-Chinese powers outside the country deliberately embellish and exaggerate these problems, misleading the our countrymen to insult and slander the country. Everyone “clean their eyeglasses” [open their eyes], and take it upon themselves to maintain social stability. Remember: A son never thinks his mother ugly, a dog never thinks its home poor! If you have the time, spend it on learning how to be like Sima Guang in smashing the jar, like Kong Rong in giving up the pears, like Nezha in conquering the seas, and other traditional culture of our nation. Don’t blindly worship the foreign, and at all times don’t forget that you are a pure-blooded successor of Marxism-Leninism!
[Written on the forehead of this grass mud horse is Fu Chengyu's Chinese name.]