Chinese officials aren’t about to let its citizens use a particular type of toilet paper after seizing thousands of rolls and tissue packages that bore the face of Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying in southern China.
— The Independent (@Independent) February 7, 2015
The bathroom essentials were slated to be sold at a Hong Kong market during the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, the Associated Press reports. The cost for the seized goods is estimated to be just under $13,000. Chinese authorities did not give a reason for taking away the T.P.
“I guess [the Chinese authorities] don’t like people mocking government officials, especially high-ranking government officials, after the movement. They have become more cautious about criticisms about them,” Lo Kin-hei, a vice chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, told the AP.