Demographic surveys, with local Chinese gov characteristics

Translated by Danwei from Mainland media: “Early this month, the people of Shiqiao, a town in Nanjing’s Pukou District, received a list of sixteen questions and answers.

Local officials distributed the answer sheet so that residents would be able to give the “correct” responses to a provincial telephone survey designed to measure whether or not the town had achieved its targets for improving the people’s well-being.

…a suspicious telephone outage affected the homes of poorer rural families on the morning … the survey was to take place…”