Chongqing

November 25, 20123 Comments

Sex tape official sacked; mistress was offered as a bribe; Wang Lijun, Bo Xilai involved?

The hideous sex tape scandal involving a Chongqing official and his mistress turns out to be a small tip of the iceberg. A local construction company bribed Lei Zhengfu, among other officials in Chongqing, with young attractive women. Then Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun might have suppressed its information to protect them. On November 23, 63 hours after the sex tape scandal was exposed, Lei was deposed and handed over to the police.

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November 22, 20127 Comments

Sex tape of Chongqing official and 18-year-old mistress leaked online

Sex, lies, videotapes…when the three things are interwoven together with Chinese bureaucratic life, it is always fun to watch. In the past two days, a number of pictures that show a man and a woman having sex in a hotel room have been viral on Chinese social media. These are the screen grabs of a sex video of Lei Zhengfu, the party boss of Chongqing’s Beibei District, having sex with his 18-year-old mistress. Initial investigation of Chongqing’s Discipline Inspection Commission reveals that the video was not fake or manipulated.

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October 15, 2012No Comments

Man sent to labor camp for subversive comments and T-shirt files lawsuit

A college graduate detained and sent to a labor camp for forwarding ‘subversive’ content on a microblogging site sued the labor camp in Chongqing Wednesday. On the web, he has garnered immense support for his fight for freedom of speech. His lawyer, also a human rights activist, defended him fervently in court and publicly indicted [...]

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July 11, 20123 Comments

Miss Chongqing contest found rigged after its beauty queens are deemed ‘too ugly’

From NetEase, Chongqing Morning Post A beauty pageant in Chongqing received a lot of flak for selecting three “ugly and scary” women as the winners. The photo of the top three beauty queens has become the target of verbal attacks and insults on Chinese social media sites, and by the end of yesterday, a judge [...]

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March 31, 201225 Comments

China puts a gag on social media and makes arrests for coup rumors

China has shut down 16 websites, placed a blanket comment ban on two microblogging services, and apprehended six people as punishment for their “concocting and/or disseminating” coup rumors. On the morning of March 31, Sina Weibo users who tried to leave comments received an error message from the system, “To all Weibo users, recently, comments [...]

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April 14, 2011No Comments

Video: Chinese school practices Michael Jackson’s dance as routine morning exercises

Duping Elementary School in southwestern Chongqing’s mountainous rural area has recently replaced their routine morning exercises, or radio calisthenics, with Michael Jackson’s dance. At 10 p.m. on every school day, 700 students come to the playground and dance to MJ’s Dangerous. Youtube version Unblocked version on youku.com Selected comments from Youku.com 展宇666: Quite good! Even [...]

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April 8, 2011No Comments

Picture of the day: Shuanghui manager munches ham sausage to prove food safety

Shuanghui Group, China’s largest meat processor, is having a crisis after illegal additive was found in its meat products. Its ham sausages, the company’s most popular and one of China’s most consumed cold cuts, had been put off shelf for more than 20 days. The financial loss is estimated at millions of Chinese yuan. On [...]

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