Apparently having solved every other pressing social and economic problem in sight, the powers that be have gone after the pernicious social ill of wearing pajamas in public.
The South China Morning Post reports that the city's Qiba neigborhood "has mobilized neighborhood committee officials and volunteers since July to talk people out of the habit of wearing pajamas in public."Will this campaign work? I await reports of the results with bated breath.
The article also consults Chinese sociologist Zhang Jiehai, who says pajama-wearing in public began "as a matter of practicality because people lived in cramped conditions with no clear line between public space and private place."