For years, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has been depicted
in the Western media as "people's premier" who
is said to have believed in democracy, stood by fairness,
cared about the weak and the poor and enjoyed huge popularity
among general Chinese populations.
And the truth? Here we got some screenshots of various Chinese
online forum sites and you can be the judge yourself.
In the past 24 hours, China's online community has experienced
the most tough censorship measures ever seen in living memory
that apparently has something to do with Premier Wen's State
Council or related offices, since a number of web sites which
are blocked and the huge number of comments that are deleted
are the ones criticizing the premier and/or supporting his
political opponent Bo Xilai.
Loving to express his love for free expression is Wen's
trademark, but loving free expression is never his strength.
The following are just a small portion of a large number
of screenshots we've collected. We have masked the authors'
ids and the name fields for safety reasons, as judging from
what occurred in the past and what is happening at the present,
we have very little faith in Wen's alleged tolerance to criticism
Performance Really Needs a Close Examination? Wen Jiabao
or Bo Xilai?
Why Wen Keeps Demanding
A Political Reform, But Refuses to Reveal His Reform
Agenda? What is he trying to hide?
By stirring up
political tensions over various issues to turn the
public attention away from his failure in economic
management will not save his bacon
Among all senior
Chinese officials, Wen exhibits the strongest "Cultural
Revolution" mentality with his obsession to throw
accusations around without evidence
China could fall
into chaos due to top leaders' mishandling of Chongqing
experience and expectation
Wen Jiabao is not
a solution but a problem for China's further reform
When Wen Jiabao
is hailed as a hero by all China-bashers but loathed
by general public in China, what is the chance for
his government to work effectively for Chinese people
in the next 12 months or so?
The following comments
are from an overseas website