Chinese news agency says April Fools' Day is 'inconsistent' with socialist values
April 1, 2016 - Uncategorized
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.
“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.”