I've heard very few good jokes - as opposed to single lines, witty rhymes, etc - in China, and even fewer that weren't reskins of Western or Soviet jokes. But this one was new to me, and rather good.
"A group of local officials and business leaders are meeting in a provincial city to discuss whether some money should be spend on refurbishing an elementary school, or the local prison. The vote is leaning in favor of the elementary school, when one of them says "Gentlemen, let's be serious. Do any of us really expect to go back to school?"