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Monday, December 21, 2015

自强不吸 (Self-Improvement Never Breathes)

Self-Improvement Never Breathes (自强不吸)

Beijing was suffering from smog last week.
According to China Digital Times
... [Some Chinese Netizens changed the] Tsinghua University motto into a joke about air pollution: thus, “self-improvement never ends, strong morals carry heavy loads (zìqiáng bùxī, hòudé zài wù 自强不息,厚德载物)
becomes “self-improvement never breathes, strong morals carry heavy smog (zìqiáng bùxī, hòudé zài wù 自强不吸,厚德载雾).
(The official English version of Tsinghua’s motto is “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment.”)


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