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Why Professor Fan Crawled for One Kilometre

On 1 Jan 2014, Professor Fan Zongxin crawled on his hands and knees for a kilometre accompanied by his dog, with his wife filming him.

Why? On 1 Jan, 2013, when blogging on the web, Professor Fan predicted that during, Chinese officials who held positions at lower than provincial level, would open their affairs and income to public scrutiny. He promised that: : "If my prediction is not fulfilled, than I must be as stupid as a pig, I shall crawl for 1 km."

On 31st Dec. 2013, bloggers resurrected his post and reminded him of his promise. So he fulfilled his promise first thing on New Year's Day, which resulted in bleeding knees and palms.

Whilst he was crawling, people walking by and asked him what kind of Tai-chi or health training he was doing, Fan replied: "Straightening back bone for citizens."

Chinese bloggers applauded Professor Fan for keeping his word, and asked him if he would like to re-new his prediction and promise for this year. "NO, NO" he replied.

Chinese Websites Must Log Through Police Networking System First PDF Print E-mail
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Yu Tang   

The Chinese communist regime has intensified its surveillance of the Chinese people. Yunnan Province is the first to implement a system according to Xinhua Kunmin on April 16, 2010, where all websites and network units in Yunnan province are required to log onto the “Yunnan Public Security Office Network Record Management System" ( between April and September 2010 in order to be registered. All Internet users are asked to identify the Public Security icon and only use the websites monitored by the cyberpolice.

The regime announced that it will provide training for the Yunnan police department to collect identities of internet users. If the websites were established outside of Kunmin, their information is required to be collected by their local police bureau.

According to communist party mouthpiece, Xinhua, the number of Internet users in Yunnan province has reached 8.44 million.

Yunnan cyberpolice logo on website. (screenshot)

The response of Chinese people

On 22nd of April, Mr. Wu Hao, the leader of the propaganda department of Yunnan gave a speech at People's University. During his speech, a young man walked out from the audience and said: "Wu hao, Wu Mao". (Wu Mao --means fifty cents.....) and threw a hand full of fifty cent notes towards Wu Hao.

"Wu Mao"s thrown to Wu Hao. (screenshot)

The action was quickly praised by many Chinese bloggers. Chengdu media found the man who threw the money, Mr. Wang Zhongxia. Mr. Wang says, he went to the bank before the meeting, and changed 30 yuan into notes of fifty cents. Chengdu media were not able to contact the speaker, Wu Hao.

People are picking up "Wu Mao" for Wu Hao. (screenshot)

* 'Wu Mao Dang': 50 Cent Party, also called 50 Cent Army, is the name for paid bloggers operating since 2005 in China, whose role is posting favorable comments regarding government policies, to skew public opinion on various Internet message boards. They are named after the 50 Chinese cents, Wu Mao or 5 mao, they are paid for each post.





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