China: Censoring the Red and Bo Xilai's Supporters

Since the news of the sacking former Chinese Community Party (CCP) leader of Chongqing Bo Xilai was released, Bo's supporters and supporting websites have become the target of censorship.

In Sina Weibo, the Red Culture 50 center or online commentator, Sima Nan who has been advocating online censorship of “rumor” and critical comments against the government complained [zh] that he has been forced to deleted a number of his posts:

Sima Nan's Sina Weibo Profile Picture

昨晚至今,本博主被删了十几条。我知道,我“必须反思”。 我也知道,果断删除我微博内容的同志,一定是从“形势和大局出发”,经过“慎重考虑决定的”。作为有30年以上党龄的老同志,我对党襟怀坦白,却无法实话实说。时被噤声,痛之甚也.。我之痛,超过家宝大哥罹遭谣诼。

Since last night, more than a dozen posts have been deleted. I know, I have to “reflect”, I know, the comrades who deleted my posts are taking into the consideration of “the big picture” and their decision is not easy. Having been an old party member for more than 30 years, I have always been candid to the party. Now I can't say what I believe to be true. I am forced to shut up. I feel so painful. Such pain is more serious than Jiabao brother having been attacked by rumor.

In addition, he has to cancel [zh] his public speeches:

本人在北京航空航天大学今天晚上的讲座,由于大家可以理解的原因,正式取消。同理,近日在在北京经贸大学的讲座也取消。 昨天录制的司马南60分钟新闻解读,由于本人水平问题,没有讲好,节目冰封。诸位,再见。

My public lecture in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics has been cancelled. You understand the reason. With the same reason, my speech at the Beijing Commerce University in the next few days will be cancelled. The 60 mins online video program on news analysis, because of my poor political sense, the program would be suspended. Bye.

A number of Leftist websites which promotes Maoist thoughts have been taken offline. The website Utopia put up a notice:


Our server is under maintenance and it cannot be accessed. Please understand the inconvenience caused.

Other websites that promote Maoist or Red culture including and have also become inaccessible.

There are two interpretations of the shutting down of the above websites. 1. To stop Bo Xilai's supporters from organizing rally in Chongqing. 2. As a gesture to protest against the censorship on contents that defend Bo Xilai and the Chongqing model. In fact, Bo's supporters have started to use QQ and Weibo to mobilize a protest in Chongqing in the coming weekend, below is the screen capture of the message:

It said:

Special notice
“A million citizen in support of Bo Xilai Secretary in Chongqing. Time: 10am on Sat and Sun. Spot: famous tolling spots such as “liberation monument”, outside city committee and city government.
Who want to promote private property ownership system is traitor.
Who oppose Maoist thought is enemy of the people.
People can stand up against such forces.
Thank you. Please circulate.

Meanwhile, overseas nationalist website “Exposing the Western Slave” has pushed to the front page an old article which criticizes the official 50 centers only concern about their political career rather than being faithful to their political belief.


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