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Defacing SWFC pillar comes in for criticism

NETIZENS are condemning people who carved out birthday wishes in Chinese on a  pillar on the 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center last Sunday.

The names of three people with birthday wishes in Chinese characters were carved on the pillar, which caught the  attention of a local citizen who promptly took to the social media to condemn the act.

The Weibo account, “mofashideheimao,” flayed those responsible for the act, accusing them lacking civic sense and damaging the famous sightseeing spot, frequented by the foreigners.

SWFC officials however declined to comment.

The three names are — Xu Zhengxiang, Tang Jianhua and Xu Jian — followed by a birthday greeting for them which fell on December 22.

The netizen claimed pillar is made of acrylic and the carved words damaged the beauty of the sightseeing hall where visitors get an aerial view of Shanghai.

In May, a school boy from Nanjing sparked outrage when he defaced an ancient Egyptian temple by carving words “Ding Jinhao was here” in Chinese.



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