Holidays in China are over and the internet has its first meme, writes internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn on his weblog at Danwei. Chongqing has sent its famous crime-fighter Wang Lijun on a therapeutically vacations. Or is the popular official running into political problems?
On Thursday February 2, Chongqing’s Information Office announced that Wang Lijun (王立军)，the triad-busting police chief who has been working under Bo Xilai to crack down on gang crimes in Chongqing would be given a new portfolio in charge of economic affairs in place of his public security post.
Early on February 8, photos began circulating on Weibo showing a large police presence around the American consulate in Chengdu.
- New rules won’t kill weibo – Jeremy Goldkorn (chinaherald.net)
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- British media on China – Zhang Lijia/Jeremy Goldkorn (chinaspeakersbureau.info)