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'The Office' heads to China?

Gervais Could we be seeing Dunder Mifflin shipped out to China in the upcoming season of NBC’s “The Office"?

Don’t worry. No need for a spoiler alert. Dwight and the gang won’t need to learn Mandarin or Cantonese. And it’s not how they plan to write Steve Carell’s Michael Scott out of the show either.

But it looks like Ricky Gervais is looking to launch a Chinese version of the workplace comedy. 

"We are about to start work on developing a Chinese 'The Office,'" the comedian wrote on his blog Thursday. “I'm worried they will pull out when they see the first episode of An Idiot Abroad though.”

Gervais, who created and starred in the original British version, is a producer on the U.S. adaptation of "The Office," which starts its seventh season on Sept. 23.

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Photo: Ricky Gervais. Credit: Getty Images

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Shen: I want to be a boss that rules with love, not fear. Love is the way to go. I mean, look at somebody like Kim Jong Ill, his people love him. Love him, always saying good things about him. I want this office to be like North Korea....... Minus the starvation.

Shen: Close your eyes, picture a typical Tibetan monk. What's he wearing? Nothing special, buddhist robes, bald head, rosary beads, monk shoes. Now open your eyes, while your eyes were closed they burned down their city and declared independence. Suprised? Well shame on you.

Li: In the wild there is no human rights. In the wild it's you subvert the state, the state eats you and you're dead.

In China, "The Office" will be set in an electronics assembly factory. "Pam" will be "Xi", a young girl from an interior desert province who works 18-hour days soldering iPhones to send meager yuans back to her village mother (her father was executed for protesting corruption by a local official).

Brilliant, Ricky Gervais!


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