Let’s talk about Bo Xilai. Because in Mainland China, most cannot.
Yesterday Internet censors worked overtime to block out commentary about the Bo Xilai case. (See my post yesterday.) Removed were any posts mentioning his nickname – or that of his wife. She’s in prison facing possible execution for her role in the murder of Neil Heywood.
Bo meanwhile has been stripped of all his titles and duties, and was even removed from the Communist party. Seriously – even Icarus had a softer landing. Amazingly even notes of sympathy were removed.
What weren’t taken off-line were the supportive posts praising the government for its bold action. One blogger said the whole affair was going to cost taxpayers a lot of money – how else could you explain Weibo posts praising President Hu Jintao if not through paid commentary?
What’s mystifying is how the “facts” as presented this week bear…
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