A short message was circulating in China's cyberspace on
the eve of the new year 2013, issuing a stern warning to
those in government power: "If Bo
Xilai is well, we'll be the law-abiding citizens; if
anything untoward happens to him, we will become insurgents!"
On the night of December 31, 2012, a red banner raised high
in the dark sky of Chinese capital city around the area of
the West 3rd Ring Road. On the banner there were six large
Chinese characters "Bravo, Bo Xilai".
An online message stated, "everyone would have some
new year's wishes, but I believe the biggest wish of many
of us will be the same, that is to see our hero return home
and resume his service to the nation!"
This girl posted her photo online in which she says a prayer
for her hero Bo Xilai.
This group of people from Shenzhen posted their photo online
in which they unfold a banner with a message that condemns
and malicious prosecution of Bo Xilai.
resident sent his/her new year's best wishes to Bo
Xilai through Internet:
Sir, happy new year (love, love,
love) we love you (toast,
toast, toast) we miss you (toast,
toast, toast) we love the ginkgo
when Bo Xilai was the mayor] (love,
love, love) we'll protect the clean water in the
rivers [as Bo Xilai urged before
leaving Chongqing] (love,
love, love) Sir, Sir, happy new year (love,
love, love) we wait for your return (love,
This is a scene
in Chongqing CBD captured by Chongqing resident Wan
Qiuyun on the Christmas eve.
The message on the red banner formed by shining heart-shaped
objects reads "Mr Bo, we miss you".
However, Ms Wan Qiuyun was arrested at the scene by Chongqing
police, a law-enforcement body led by a man who has
many expensive brand watches and an unsolved triple-murder
case with an implication of police corruption in his old
post in Qinghai Province.
Wan Qiuyun is a young woman with extraordinary courage.
Before her brief arrest, she participated an online movement
called "万民伞“ Umbrella
Formed by Ten Thousand Citizens, and was one of thousands
who posted their real name and personal photo along side
the image of Bo Xilai on Internet to declare their support
for the dismissed politician; during her detention, she refused
to compromise her stance, and once released, she resumed
her online campaign for the innocent. And she is now viewed
by many as the contemporary Jiangjie,
a Chongqing heroine who fought for the course of a socialist
new China and died for her faith on the eve of the establishment
of the PRC.
Of course, Jiangjie's sacrifice must not be repeated and
will not be repeated. Or, millions heads will roll.