Hunan officials deny racy nature of neon signs on government building

Officials from Yongzhou city of Hunan Province said a neon design over the façade of a procuratorate building was a kungfu effect, not a dancing woman.

Officials from Yongzhou City of Hunan Province have defended the neon designs on an official building which a netizen claimed looked like a stripper, reported.

A netizen expressed doubts over the new neon effects on the façade of a procuratorate building in the city’s Dong’an County on Weibo on July 14. The netizen said the blinking lights at night, along with music, looked a bit racy and went against the "solemn and inviolable" image of a legal supervision organ. The netizen also asked officials to declare the cost of the new neon effect.

An official from the procuratorate responded on July 16 that the lighting effects were part of a lighting project on Dong’an Street arranged by the county government. 

The “dancing woman” effect described by the netizen was actually kung fu movements, according to the official.

According to the report, the county government spent more than 40 million yuan (US$5.99 million) on the lighting project along three of the city's streets.

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