However, the rise of the Internet and microblogs such as Sina Weibo have posed a major challenge to the party’s control.
Chen Ziming, an independent scholar of politics in Beijing, said newspapers were frightened to publicize these incidents for fear of punishment, but Internet users aren’t affected in the same way.“Local governments haven’t caught up.
David Zweig, a Chinese politics expert at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, said the Communist Party has always been more sensitive to public opinion around times of leadership change.“The key question is whether this is a revolution where websites and microblogs will change China forever or whether it is something that only works around the time of the Party Congress,” he said.
Unfortunately for the party, officials are giving plenty of ammunition to China’s Internet users, who are quick to paint them as callous and out of touch with the people.
The report said Ling was half-naked when the crash occurred and his two passengers were naked or half-dressed, suggesting they had been involved in some kind of high-speed sex game.The local government was investigating further and had suspended the official, Xinhua said.That scandal emerged as another one was gaining traction.slowbeef: (out loud) How 'bout you actually do that? I'm sure it has some appeal and there's probably nothing that terrible in these videos I mean you know— Pew Die Pie: Look! China has suspended an army officer after reports he assaulted a flight attendant spread like wildfire on the Internet, fuelling growing outrage against the misbehaviour of some government and Communist Party officials.