By QING GUAN
LANZHOU (China Daily Show) – An adult male who expressed astonishment at the recent revelations surrounding Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s family wealth has been found in a remote Chinese village, anthropologists claim.
Gansu villager Mo Yuan, 49, told reporters that Wen probably earned around 9,000 yuan a month as a state employee, and added that he thought the central government was doing a good job.
After seeing documents reported by the New York Times that calculate Wen’s family wealth at around $2.7 billion, however, Mo’s eyes grew round and saucer-like, and his head shook in disbelief.
“What the fuck…” Mo muttered as he scanned the report. “This makes no sense. How could this possibly be?”
The rare discovery has sent ripples of excitement through the scientific community.
“This is the next best thing to finding Bigfoot,” admitted Boston University anthropologist Dr Robert Creed. “Up until now, we’d heard rumors of deep-seated political naiveté among segments of China’s population but never had the proof.”
And Dr Creed suspects this may be just the tip of the iceberg.
“There may well be more simple-minded people like Mo out there in China – people who would be simply flabbergasted to learn that Hu Jintao has a mistress, for example,” speculated Dr Creed. “We simply don’t know.”
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