Sweaters with messages have won many Chinese youths' hearts in recent days, as the clothes are expected to free them from family members' nagging in the seven-day traditional Chinese Spring Festival period, beginning Feb 16.
One such sweater features messages such as "Please don't ask me the grades in final examinations", "Your child is really great", "No talking about salary", "I am on a diet, I can't eat too much" and others.
Sweaters with these messages became popular because they provide answers to nagging questions from some youths' parents or relatives.
During Spring Festival, family members gather together and some of the elder ones always ask the younger members of the family questions which they feel reluctant to answer.
For example, "how many points did you get in final examinations?" "My child got the first in the final examinations, how about you?" "How much is your salary per month?" "Why do you eat so little?" or "When will you be married?".
Sweaters of this kind have seen promising sales on the internet. "The sweaters are sold very quickly, I sold more than 400 sweaters yesterday," said one online retailer in response to a reporter from Yangtse Evening Post.
"My mother would beat me so hard I may be paralyzed if I wore this sweater," joked a netizen named Fengwuzuoer.