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Floating Chinese Government Officials Inspect New Road

Floating Chinese government officials "inspect" a repaired road in Huili county of Sichuan province, China.

Floating Chinese government officials "inspect" a repaired road in Huili county of Sichuan province, China.

From Tianya:

Too fake, my county’s propaganda photo (Huili government website has already publicized an apology)

Today I had nothing to do so I decided to visit my county government’s website. The front page news item was about the high standard repair of the public road that passes through the rural country but upon clicking and seeing the photo, I spit out half a liter of blood!

This kind of image even I who can’t be any more amateur than I am can tell it is PSed, and they even thought it was a good idea to put it on the home page, even putting it as the topmost/first item! Perhaps it is because they don’t think anyone will look at their home page!

Floating Chinese government officials "inspect" a repaired road in Huili county of Sichuan province, China.

Floating Chinese government officials "inspect" a repaired road in Huili county of Sichuan province, China.

 

Comments from Tianya:

此人被封上百ID:

The number of people in the government who can do actual work are too few, they don’t even have anyone who can PS.

耳朵在左边:

Boss, if you couldn’t find someone who knows how to PS, you could’ve asked me!

my1389955:

Let me ask everyone something,
is there actually an intelligence requirement for the public servants exam?
I’m really baffled~~~

年度最佳的我:

Ghosts! They don’t even have a shadow!
Ghosts! They don’t even have a shadow!
Ghosts! They don’t even have a shadow!
Ghosts! They don’t even have a shadow!

西北雄鹰:

This fully illustrates the conflict between the masses’ increasing intelligence and the government officials continuously declining morality.

瞌小C:

= = … The person who made this photo is about to meet misfortune…

chukuangdao:

Truly fucking fake, they don’t even have the time to go out [and visit the site], or are they afraid of getting beaten to death by people if they were to appear in public?

milan23:

Just as expected it has been harmonized, the government website can’t be opened/loaded.

江上渔楼岗京:

The government leaders originally thought no one would really look at the website, so they just thought they could just make do with PSing a photo, never imagining that the masses’ eyes are so sharp.

markboy2003:

Do you still need to ask? One look and you know a temporary worker was responsible…

Such poor quality, tomorrow he’ll be fired. After all, he’s just a temporary worker.

[Embarrassing mistakes made by companies or the government in China are often blamed on mysterious “temporary” workers.]

j00170:

Ding the post until it is famous so it’ll get on CCTV news! Haha

Original Source Photos

Here are the original photos of the local Huili county [in Sichuan Province] government leaders inspecting the newly paved road:

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Some of the original unaltered photos.

The Photoshops

In addition to uniformly ridiculing the poorly Photoshopped government photo, Chinese netizens began creating their own Photoshops which started simple by highlighting the government officials’ apparently floatation/levitation but then became increasingly ridiculous…

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

Chinese netizen photoshop of a Chinese government photoshop.

More Photoshops

Below is a larger collection of Photoshops making fun of the “floating government officials” found throughout the Chinese internet on popular discussion forums such as Tianya and Mop as well as microblog services like Sina Weibo. For many, you will have to pay attention to the titles and captions to understand the joke. Some you will recognize from recent Chinese internet news stories such as the recent flooding in Beijing, the Wuhan matchmaking event for the rich, and Guo Meimei or old ones like the Stories of Hotel Rooms in China. Others may be a bit more obscure.

Better Photoshopping skills. Personals @ chinaSMACK.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.