China Watch Blog has learnt that internet users in China are continuing their online muckraking campaign against a luxuriously-accessorized work safety official seen with a broad smile on his face at the site of a fatal bus crash last week.
Web user “chenxiweibo” has posted four recent photos of Yang Dacai, head of the work safety administration of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, wearing several different pairs of designer glasses, Xinhua reports.
The photos, posted Thursday at Weibo.com, China’s Twitter equivalent, show Yang in a pair of German-made LOTOS, one of the world’s most expensive eyewear brands.
At Puyi Optical, a leading Hong Kong-based eyewear dealer that has outlets in several cities including Beijing and Dalian, LOTOS frames alone sell for at least 138,000 yuan.
In another two photos, Yang was spotted wearing glasses from the less-expensive Oakley brand.
Yang first came into the spotlight and infuriated the public by grinning at the scene of a deadly collision between a double-decker sleeper coach and a methanol tanker that left 36 dead.
His apparent lack of sympathy kicked off the muckraking storm that is still swirling around him, as Chinese web users have taken to scrutinizing his luxury wristwatches, designer belts and high-end suits.
Photos taken on different occasions show Yang wearing 11 different upscale watches, the most expensive of which was valued at 400,000 yuan, according to netizens.
Yang claims he bought the watches with his own salary, but web users refuse to believe him, arguing that a government employee could not afford such luxuries.If you think China Watch Blog's information is useful, click on cup of coffee on left hand side and make a small contribution via PayPal