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Chinese news agency says April Fools' Day is 'inconsistent' with socialist values

April 1, 2016 - Uncategorized

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We’re pretty sure this isn’t a joke.

The Xinhua news agency has warned its followers on Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese microblogging website, of the pitfalls presented by the first of April.

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“April Fool’s Day is not in keeping with our national cultural tradition or socialist core values,” the traditionally rigid agency wrote in a post. “Please do not believe, create or spread rumors.”

A screenshot of the Weibo post. A translation reads, "April Fool's Day is not in keeping with our national cultural tradition or socialist core values. Please do not believe, create or spread rumors."

A screenshot of the Weibo post. A translation reads, “April Fool’s Day is not in keeping with our national cultural tradition or socialist core values. Please do not believe, create or spread rumors.”

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