Photos of Peng Liyuan, China’s new first lady, during her first foreign trip have been making waves on the Chinese Internet. Netizens flocked to cheer at her beauty and elegance. But for many, a presentable first lady is far from enough.
Stephen Chow has newly been appointed as a delegate of the People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) of Guangdong, but Chinese netizens didn’t see the new role as an honor. The CPPCC is considered a symbolic existence that is full of members who are good at nothing but “acting.”
Political dynasties aren’t new in the history of East Asia, but this is probably the first time in modern history when these four countries all follow father-son/daughter leadership at the same time. The Chinese netizens call it an era of Pin Die, a competition of family background.
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.
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.