According to a recent report in the Chongqing Morning Post newspaper, anonymous Internet users are now selling year-end work reports, which Chinese employees have traditionally been obligated to file with their employers at the end of each year, through the online shopping and auction site Taobao (淘宝网) and other websites. Customized year-end reports are being sold for around 50 yuan per thousand words, with prices for reports in more expert fields at between 68 and 100 yuan per thousand words. In this cartoon, posted by the Kunming-based studio Yuan Jiao Man’s Space (圆觉漫时空) to, eager Chinese employees pass wads of cash up to a black-masked, broadly smiling Internet writer framed in a computer screen who wields a pen and has a stack of “year-end reports” beside him.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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