For more than a year, the most cathy slogan in China is
"挺薄降温“, meaning support
Bo Xilai and Drop Wen Jiabao, which reflects a consensus
opinion of China's 92% to 98% of people (according to some
online researches based on approval and disapproval rates
the official anti-Bo and/or pro-Wen articles received). As
character "温" (wen)
in Chinese also stands for temperature, thus "drop wen" can
be interpreted as "drop temperature".
But for more than a year, Bo
Xilai and his family have been under increasingly more
vicious political prosecution, while Wen
Jiabao is allowed to get away with his massive
economic blunder and multi-billion
dollar corruption allegations under the protection
successor Li Keqiang.
In the meanwhile, China has experienced the hottest summer
this year with the temperatures reaching record high which
resulted in scores of deaths.
August 7 is the Beginning of Autumn (立秋)
in Chinese calendar, one of the four major seasonal turning
points in a year, yet it is also a day when in many cities
the temperature still ambled around 40 degrees.
Shanghai, China's biggest metropolitan, where a restrained
summer pattern of "大热三天“
(a weather condition with temperature above 38 degrees never
lasts longer for more than three consecutive days), that
had been religiously observed since the records began, has
been broken this year. The sweltering days with temperatures
near or above 40 continued for about 40 consecutive days,
well extended into the era when the new season administration
(the autumn) has replaced the old one (the summer).
It was under such suppressive condition a declaration of
war against high-temperature was issued through an official
channel in Shanghai on August 14, one week after the new
regime made a promise of dropping the temperature but was
found to have failed its mission:
We wish the Summer Authority would
understand that the autumn has been part of the four seasons
ever since the time immemorial, and any attempt for the
summer to establish hegemony over the entire year will
be futile. Despite the summer was able to expand the 40
degree terror rule one week after
its official retirement, it has no support from people
and will be doomed sooner or later. Nothing can stop the
wheels of the out-of-summer vehicle from spinning. The
pace of dropping temperature might be slow, but a refreshing
world will eventually come and stay. The summer remnants
in the autumn are just paper
Shanghai was not alone in waging war against pro-heat regime.
The similar sentiment was expressed by a private Netizen:
With a temperature above 40, you
call it the Beginning of the Autumn? Sham on you! I wonder
how you are going to keep your position as one of the 24
solar terms with a
horrible job performance like this. A change of season
without actually changing temperature is an
act of indecent assault on people's expectations! I
warn the pro-heat regime: By keeping implementing a high-temperature
policy, you have lost people's support, and the higher
the temperature, the stronger the resistance.
The anti-heat statements attracted massive online responses
and below are a few typical ones among the numerous:
不明不白的很E: 说得太好了！降温是必然的！猖狂是一时的！温尾巴是长不了的！！ Well
said! The temperature must be dropped! He might be able
to launch a savage onslaught against people, but his days
trop the temperature, otherwise the good
people will suffer.
Dropping temperature is the
trend of history.
Bravo, it looks he will have to drop high temperature
like dropping a hot potato.
假审必遭天遣人诛. Only when you drop temperature you'll
get people to follow you. If you continue to prosecute
the fresh air you'll be denounced by people and condemned
is people's voice! Let's start the countdown for final
drop of temperature!
with high-wen (high -temperature) tiger
OMG, guess who will be scared of the message from
Chinese people are looking forward to dropping temperature!
demand to prosecute the remnant of the summer!!! Without
dropping temperature, there
will be no peace in China!!!
are you waiting for? Drop temperature! Drop temperature!
Spread the message.
The authority should treat public opinion seriously.
Those in the government, please show
your true colour ~
period of scotching weather condition is the summer with
2013 characteristics, which nobody likes. Get lost, you
the Summer Authority under
the control of the external forces?
Look forward the big change of the climate 。→→
引之: 降温是头等大事情，必须降温！ Drooping
temperature is China's number one task, which must be done
temperature resulted the wrong
prosecution of many innocent people.
Chinese cyber community was virtually in the war against
the summer! But do you really think they were just talking
about the temperature? Remember what we said earlier that
Chinese character for high temperature (温 wen)
is the same for the surname of former premier Wen Jiabao
|Snow fell in some
areas of China's Xinjiang Province on August 13 when
in many cities the temperature was around 40 degree.
(Photo by 刀郎部落酋长)
Despite there is no clear indication that the earthly regime
in China will release
the fresh air into atmosphere, the heavenly regime above
China has decided to go it alone in seasonal change by dropping
the temperature in a rather brutal way. On August 13, a heavy
spell of snow fell in China's northwest region, that is a
weather situation way beyond the control of the autumn regime.
We sincerely hope President Xi Jinping will take a good
notice of the blunt celestial message. We believe the political
persecution of nation's hero and people's leader Bo Xilai,
which is basically unlawful right from the beginning, must
stop, and the trial of the corrupted
and treacherous Wen Jiabao (the high temperature summer
authority, 夏天当局) and the
investigation of his remnants (秋老虎),
such as Li
Keqiang and Wang
Wang, should begin, which will be Xi Jinping's last chance
to convince Chinese people that he is serous about bringing
a fresh change to the season.
Failing that, the transformation of the climate could be