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    Perspicacity

    this is hilarious , but also revealingly insightful

    and public officials probably cost more to do less

    PROSTITUTES are considered more trustworthy in China than government officials and scientists, a recent survey of more than 3000 respondents has shown.
    The online survey of 3376 Chinese showed that 7.9 per cent of respondents considered sex workers trustworthy, putting them in third place after farmers and religious workers, the Insight China magazine said on its website today.
    "A list like this is at the same time surprising and embarrassing,'' the China Daily said in an editorial, commenting on the result of the survey, which was carried out in June and July.
    "The sex workers' unexpected prominence on this list of honour ... is indeed unusual.''
    The newspaper said the list showed scientists and teachers ranked "way below, and that government functionaries, too, scored hardly better.''
    Soldiers and students were ranked after sex workers on the list of trustworthy professions, the Insight China magazine said.
    "Given the constant feed of scandals involving the country's elite, this is not bad at all,'' the China Daily editorial commented.
    "At least (the scientists and officials) have not slid into the least credible category which consists of real estate developers, secretaries, agents, entertainers and directors.''

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    Ironic also.

    I wonder if anyone will take note...

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    I bet lady-boys wouldn't come in the top 10 in a poll on TD! (particularly at the moment!)
    Last edited by crippen; 04-08-2009 at 03:39 PM.

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    Bloody hell, you beat me to it by a whisker.
    Wonder why secretaries are held in such low regard.

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    They get just under 8% and that's enough to come third. Christ.

    the least credible category which consists of real estate developers
    There are some universals in human nature, after all.

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