The difference to
China's political environment made by Xi
Jinping's anti-corruption campaign, that is driven
by a desire to purge his political rivals and executed
by a ruthless & scandal-ridden Wang
Qishan, is as great as the prices before and
after a discount shown on the ad in the pic.
A Chinese has registered
with weibo.com, China's most popular online social network.
One day, he checked his accounts and found one of them containing
no meaningful message but notices from moderators
informing him his posts were either deleted or unsuitable
for public viewing.
Discovering one's account is virtually empty is
not an uncommon experience for a great number of China's
social media users, especially since Bo Xilai persecution
in March 2012. Any post that mentioned his name without
condemning him for whatever the sins the authority accused
him of would be promptly deleted, and the accounts of his
supporters, which are in millions, were repeatedly shut down
by the online administration in corporation with the central
But this time it is the user who felt he got enough of his
account and wanted it no more. What truly bizarre with Chinese
version of twitter is while your account could disappear
at anytime for a comment that is not to authority's liking,
you are not able to close your account by yourself.
So here is the
situation: this weibo user could neither post anything readable
nor prevent others from reading his unreadable posts. Guess
what he did?
He posted the following message:
I no longer want to use this
account, but I can't get this account closed, so let
me post some sensitive messages! Bo Xilai is a victim
of political persecution! He is innocent! He is a good
man! He is the backbone of the country and the conscience
of the nation! Attention to moderator...