Tag Archives: Chongqing

Heard on Weibo, 4/21/12, The Coup Edition 2


Okay, where were we? In Edition 1, the sleek, smart-looking British gent was nowhere on the scene yet, but we now know that he was seen pinching the behind of Gu Kailai (谷开来), wife of the newly-deposed Communist leader Bo … Continue reading

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Pro-Maoist site, Utopia, has been shut down – No reason to celebrate


Today the pro-Mao (and by extension pro-Bo Xilai) site Utopia announced it would be closed for a month. At the risk of over simplification, this would be like Mitt Romney shutting down Tea Party websites. While one of my co-workers … Continue reading

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Heard on Weibo, 3/24-4/01, “Chungking Jungle”; Gao Zhisheng’s half-hour visit; Taiwan’s democracy; Comrade Leung


“Chungking Jungle” is the name of the play, and it now enters Act III: Silence! Silence!, starting with arrests of “rumormongers,” sanction of websites, and a three-day suspension of comments on Sina and Tencent Weibo. Weibo now feels unreal because of the … Continue reading

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