Blogger Lv Se De Shou Cang recently ran a photo journal titled ‘A look at some of the administrative buildings in Taiwan’, which has also generated interesting comments. (All pictures cited from the blog)
The corruption scandal and the conviction of Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian have become such a public affair recently. It provoked great curiosity in the team which investigated this case, the Special Investigative Unit. In fact, the building that houses the SIU is a decrepit structure built during the Japanese occupation. It looks so drab that many passersby simply do not know that this is the home of the famous, tiger-beating SIU.
It is quite obvious that what this blog is really about is not just a photo tour, but a thinly veiled criticism of many of mainland China’s government bodies and public officials’ extravagant work and life-styles. Even though there is not a single word in the blog directly flagging this intent, comments below show that almost everyone quickly understood.
Here is a sample of some of the comments, many of which are masterfully sarcastic.
Incidentally, the district-level (the second lowest level) government building the last netizen spoke of looks like this: