I am NOT going to show the cartoon flag that cause such offense because I have a number of good Chinese friends and I do NOT want to offend them. But, the above cited article does show it. So, if you are curious use the link.
While I will readily confess that I have an irreverent sense of humor I did NOT see anything offensive in the cartoon. I thought it was clever, cute & funny. But, then again I am not that affected by the virus.
But, this got me thinking. Do the Chinese, in general, have a good sense of humor? And you know, I do NOT know the answer to that. The Chinese that I interact with are all very polite, cordial, hospitable and nice. But, I can’t say that I have ever seen them laugh. Yes, I have seen all the clips online of Chinese playing practical jokes — but that is all kids and it all, from what I recall, involves causing someone else some grief.
So, this begs the question. Do the Chinese have a sense of humor?
I do not know, but I will try to investigate.