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Shanghai bans "corruption tour" advertisements

"Corruption tours" including "Sanshandao Corrupt Leisure Trip", "Classic Corruption Official Tour" and "Corruption Lunch" were recently advertised in a Shanghai newspaper by the Yingyun Trading Company of Hongkou district in a local newspaper.

Concerned local citizens complained the district Bureau of Industry and Commerce, and the company was forced to stop running the ads and publish an apology.

According to a Sina article (republished on Qihoo, link - in Chinese), "corrupt leaisure trip" (腐败休闲游) has recently become a popular slang expression, especially on the Internet, to refer to a laid back, relaxed way of travellling.

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