“Can I use dirty words? If not, I have no other comments to say.” Thus goes the response given by “Gas Price Brother” (coined by netizens) to a journalist who asked about his opinion on the recent gas price increase on street.
The night before new gas price rises take effect on March 20, long lines before gas stations were spotted all over China.
Sina Weibo: “First, the government donated 20,000 tons of oil to Japan. Then it increased gas price at home. The people is paying for the government’s ’face’.”