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New Buzzword: “How Much Advantage Have You Taken of the Country?

On October 11, 2012, China Review News published an article titled, “New Buzzword: ‘How Much Advantage Have You Taken of the Country?’” During and after the eight day national holiday, many Chinese greeted each other starting with, “How much advantage have you taken of the country this time?” Everyone knows that, on the surface, this refers to the toll free policy on expressways for passenger cars under seven seats during the 8-day holiday, when traffic jams were everywhere.   

According to the article, on a deeper level, the new buzzword reflects the helpless protests of the Chinese people. The free toll policy is very rare. Most of time, the expressway charges are too high and too frequent.

Source: China Review News, October 11, 2012