The Shovel

Australia's second favourite source of satire, after Today Tonight.

Fake ASIO Buildings “Popping Up All Over Shanghai”

China satire

(image from ABC)

Claims aired on the ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday that China has nicked the plans for the new ASIO building, seem to have been proven correct, after dozens of cheap knock-offs were spotted on street corners and down back alleyways in China’s biggest city, Shanghai.

One Australian tourist who visited Shanghai recently said they were everywhere. “From a distance they look like the real deal. But once you get up closer, you realise some of the brickwork is a bit uneven or the doors are not on quite straight, that kind of thing. I even saw one where the guttering had fallen right off,” he said.

An Australian government representative in China said he’d seen the counterfeits too, but when he tried to take a photo, the locals folded up the building into a blanket and ran away.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr said he couldn’t confirm or deny whether he was willing to make a statement about the issue.

The Shovel is Australia’s satire news website. Follow The Shovel on Facebook and Twitter.

Advertisements

2 comments on “Fake ASIO Buildings “Popping Up All Over Shanghai”

  1. Frank MacGill
    June 3, 2013

    How do they fit a whole building into a blanket?

Post a comment ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on May 29, 2013 by in World and tagged , , , , .

Enter your email address to get the latest scoops shovelled to your inbox

Follow The Shovel on Twitter!

  • Looking for The Shovel? We've had our underscores surgically removed. We're now tweeting from @TheShovel See you there. 1 year ago
%d bloggers like this: