Shanghai’s Pink Piggy vs. Hong Kong’s Yellow Rubber Ducky

A pink piggy in Shanghai's Huangpu River, a Chinese netizen photoshop joke targeted at Hong Kong's yellow rubber ducky.

A pink piggy in Shanghai's Huangpu River, a Chinese netizen photoshop joke targeted at Hong Kong's yellow rubber ducky.

Currently the 3rd “hottest” microblog post on the Sina Weibo social network over the past week [at time of translation]…

On Sina Weibo:

巴黎Feng: Shanghai should do this [above image] and Hong Kong’s Little Yellow [Rubber] Ducky will be nothing anymore! [嘻嘻]

A 16.5-meter-high giant Rubber Duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the Rubber Duck has traveled to veries cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Comments on Sina Weibo:


Worthy of a shanzhai power, haha.


Support! [哈哈][哈哈][哈哈]


[哈哈] Well-mocked!


Dong Fang Min Zhu [哈哈] [a pun on the Chinese name of the “Oriental Pearl Tower” that literally means “Oriental Famous Pig”]


[猪头] How can one floating pig be enough? There at least needs to be several tens of thousands of pigs floating in the Huangpu River in order to be invincible!


Is this real or not? Haha.


This is sprinkling salt in the wounds of the Shanghai people, Shanghai people will be upset about this!


Mommy Pig has come to find her over 10,000 children!


I strongly recommend doing this.


Magic City wins. [魔都 mo du, “Magic City”, is one of Shanghai’s nicknames, originating from the Japanese.]


[哈哈] — It should have all four legs pointing to the sky to match reality, but be careful, if the Shanghainese get upset, the entire country’s people will be having pork soup!


Its belly should be facing upward to be accurate.


I’m currently on The Bund, but there is no such thing?!


The Oriental Famous Pig totally beats the Pearl of the Orient‘s little yellow ducky.


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.


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