Locke is like a mirror, reflecting the true faces of officials in China. At the same time, he is a window, through which the Chinese people are given a chance to get a taste of the American way of being an official.
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.
Chinese netizens wanted a straight death penalty for Liu, instead of the current suspended death sentence. One netizen commented: “The message to other corrupt officials is ‘Feel free to take as many bribes as possible. You won’t be sentenced to death.’”
A rumored sex tape of Guo Meimei and a few China Red Cross officials went viral online, followed by China Red Cross’ withdraw of their decision to re-investigate Guo. Chinese netizens believed that China’s biggest charity body has chickened out.