Ricky Gervais announced yesterday that he's bringing 'The Office' to China, proving that day-to-day workplace minutiae and incompetent bosses aren't unique to the Western world.

The New York Post reports that the British comedian is expanding his beloved series -- which began as a 14-episode BBC show and spawned a mega-successful American version now in it seventh season, as well as French, German and Chilean versions, among others -- with a Chinese version.

"I have some amazing news," Gervais wrote on his blog. "We are about to start work on developing a Chinese 'The Office.' How cool is that?"