I rarely if ever do posts like this, but if you haven’t come across this news already, you should read this post from Offbeat China. For the lazy, here’s the short version: dumpsters painted with this message are now appearing around Bijie:
Humans and animals are strictly prohibited to enter. Violators are at their own risk.
Normally, I would write a long, angry post about this, but this time I am literally dumbstruck. Even in the deepest depths of my cynicism, I couldn’t have imagined this would even occur to anyone as a serious idea, let alone that it could get approved and would actually be carried out.