Angelic Enforcers

According to a news report on April 1, 2011, in Chutian Jinbao (楚天金报), the city of Wuhan in China’s inland Hubei province, has now formed a team of young female “urban inspectors,” or cheng’guan (城管), to soften the image of the deputized officers, which are known throughout China for their frequent brutality in dealing with migrant workers and unauthorized commercial activity in urban areas. The news report said the average age of the female cheng’guan in Wuhan was 26. They have been dubbed the “urban inspector beauties” (美女城管队). In this cartoon, posted by the Kunming-based studio Yuan Jiao Man’s Space (圆觉漫时空) to QQ.com, rural Chinese gaze up in wonder and smile as female cheng’guan float above them, buoyed by angel wings.

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