Quips

On Immigration

mencius

The teacher said, “These days, the Chinese people who have money, power, or knowledge have all emigrated abroad. Why is it that those of us without money and power remain in China? Because Mencius said, ‘The poor and humble can not move!’”

[Note: In this joke, the meaning of Mencius’ statement “Neither poverty nor humbleness can make him swerve from principle” is deliberately twisted.]

老师说:现在中国有钱的、有权的、有知识的人都移民了,而我们这些没钱的、没权的为什么还留在国内呢?因为孟子说过一句话:贫贱不能移!”

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