CCTV’s headquarters is nicknamed “big boxer shorts”,“crotch”, “Window of wisdom”(智窗, zhi chuang, sounds exactly the same as ‘hemorrhoid’,痔疮, in Chinese.) by Chinese people who poke fun at its quirky design and structure. Now netizens have drawn a pair of red boxer shorts to cover its ‘sensitive parts’.
The new landmarks reshaping China’s national identity include the new CCTV television headquarters.
- Beijing’s air terminal. (Photo picked from NYT)