Did Jinan hire a professional basketball player as police officer to tower over Bo Xilai in court?

Alia | August 26th, 2013 - 3:17 am
Gong's pictures. vs. the police officer in court

At least one of the two police officers accompanying Bo in court may be a professional basketball player who is 2.02 meters tall (about 6 feet 6 inches).

Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai managed to grow fan base during trial

Alia | August 22nd, 2013 - 9:12 pm
Bo in the middle

Many netizens, after reading the live feed of trail proceedings of the Bo Xilai case, thought that Bo outperformed both his lawyers and the prosecutor, successfully presenting himself as a logical, eloquent and capable official.

Trial live-broadcasting…with Chinese characteristics

Alia | August 22nd, 2013 - 4:24 am

Unprecedentedly, authorities said there will be live coverage for today’s trial of Bo Xilai, China’s fallen politician who is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power. And this is what it looks like to live-broadcast a trial in China.

Bo Xilai and China’s Internet water army

Alia | August 21st, 2013 - 2:07 am

Any comments other than applause for Bo’s conviction are censored out. Chinese netizens are astonished at the blatant use of Internet water army in Bo’s case: “They are as uniform as the military parade on national day.”

In Chongqing gang-busting camp: Ten ways of torture

Alia | December 17th, 2012 - 5:16 am

An infographic introducing how prisoners have been tortured in Chongqing’s gang-busting camp Tie Shanping has been widely-circulated online since yesterday.

Will China’s raging war of online anti-corruption become another Culture Revolution?

Alia | December 12th, 2012 - 6:15 am

After the 18th National Party Congress, China saw a sudden surge in anti-corruption investigations, most of which were first exposed by netizens online. While many are cheering for the power of the Web, others call for caution, comparing online anti-corruption to the Culture Revolution.

Bo, Mao and a China that stands still

Alia | September 29th, 2012 - 6:13 am

The similarities between the life stories of Bo Xila, China’s disgraced politician, and Mao, who are still seen as the country’s safeguard now, revealed some very sad facts about China’s reality after over 30 years of opening up and reform.

A slap that changed China’s history?

Alia | September 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm

Did Bo Xilai just become China’s He Who Must Not Be Named? Did a slap in the face prevented China from heading to another Culture Revolution? Xinhua Report “On the scale of law – Exclusives on Wang Lijun’s case and trial” has your questions answered.

Cultural Revolution 3.0? “Firmly support CCP Central Committee” becomes new internet meme

Alia | April 12th, 2012 - 10:43 pm
A loyal thong

Chinese media are busy chanting loyalty oath to CCP after the fall of Bo Xilai, which makes “firmly support CCP Central Committee” the new internet meme. Such large scale of loyalty pledges remind many netizens of Cultural Revolution, the exact thing CCP accused Bo of.

Chinese netizens: “What if it wasn’t a Briton?”

Alia | April 11th, 2012 - 12:27 am

Regarding the breaking news of Bo Xilai and his wife, Chinese netizens were asking, “What if it was a Chinese, instead of a Briton, that was killed?”