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10. Are you happy?

A worker in Shanxi answered "My surname is Zeng" when asked "Are you happy?" by a CCTV reporter.The question, in Chinese, sounds homophonic to "Are you surnamed Fu?". Photo:

“Are you happy?” Thousands of common people from all walks of life across China were asked this question during a roadside survey conducted by CCTV during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday. Though some answers turned out to be laughing stocks and some derision, the broad question prompted every individual to reflect on their own life.

“I don’t know,” answered the Nobel Prize laureate Mo Yan. On Air/1608436457.html

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