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Citizenship | PSHE | Relationships and health

China bans sarcasm in official niceness drive

King of sarcasm: The fictional Chandler Bing (above), from the sitcom Friends, has been voted the most sarcastic character on TV.

Is it wrong to mock? Officials in Beijing have drawn up rules to make civil servants be more polite. But some experts argue that sarcasm is a valuable way of expressing ourselves.

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