Inspired apparently by New York's annual No Pants Subway Ride, local girls here in Shanghai caused a stir recently among Chinese netizens when they decided to strip down to their underwear on the Shanghai metro (via ChinaSmack, ifeng):
Comments at ChinaSmack translated from ifeng express astonishment and even outrage at the behavior of these brave young metro passengers. "When did Shanghainese girls become this uninhibited?” one asks, while another calls today's China "a society of lost morals and deformed values."
Not all comments were so negative: "Haha, there’s something rare and novel every day...," one netizen writes, "...This world is so amusing."
I, for one, see what these girls have done as a good and healthy thing - a joyous act of personal liberation - not to mention a lovely diversion for other passengers from an otherwise dull morning commute.