Tweets of the Week – “Change the Proxy! Yes We Can!”
The upcoming visit of President Obama is a hot topic among Chinese Twitterers. Below are some selected examples, translated by CDT:
@kirk1031 The latest instructions from the Ministry of Truth: All websites need to strictly control their content during the period of Obama’s visit. The following contents must be deleted immediately: 1, Public letters to Obama 2, meeting with dissidents, 3, off-line protests, 4, attacking Chinese government in vague and disguised language.
@jasontsui From an insider at Shanghai Jiaotong University: Six students from the university were picked to participate in the dialogue with Obama. Students who will be participating in the dialogue with Obama have been selected from different universities in Shanghai, two to five from each school. Currently all these students have been partially restricted in their personal freedom, living and participating in activities together.
@try2feel America Online Chinese, Voice of America Chinese, Sina North America are all unblocked. CCTV just broadcast a several minute long free ad for the movie 《2012》. Mr. Obama is coming. #Obamacn
@wodejia Obama. Please stay in China! You are the one who can beat GFW!
@zhengyun: President Obama arriving China with the his spectacular army of Twitter, Facebook, Blogspot, Google Picasa, Youtube, Yahoo! meme ……
@Stonehoo: All the web pages I found by using “Obama, China visits, live broadcast” as search keywords cannot be openned/ FUCK CPC!!! FUCK GFW!!! FUCK Fang Binxing (方滨兴)！！FUCK River Crabs！！！
@blogtd: #Obama President Obama, if you cannot update your Twitter and Facebook while you are in China, I will be happy to provide humanitarian aid.
@lianyue President Obama, as a winnner of the Nobel Peace Price, do you think the Great Firewall – constructed by the Chinese government – is anti-peace?
@newsinchina President Obama. Please visit Xinjiang. Xinjiang netizens are expecting you.
@wenyunchao: Obama, Chinese netizens are calling you to tweet (push) the Wall (GFW) together. [In Chinese, “tweet” and “push” are homynyms.] #obamacn #fotw
@Starknight: Obama in Beijing ：Change！Change！Change the Proxy！Yes，Yes, Yes, We Can！ #Obamacn
In other news:
@chuwangtai: Reported by the Southern Weekly: “Starting from next year, all politics department and law schools will add a new course called Socialist Concept of Rule of Law. Contents include: ruling the country according the law, implementing the law for the people, justice and fairness, serving the big picture and following the leadership of the Party. The course is jointly implemented by the Central Committee Organizational Department, Central Committee Propaganda Department, Central Committee Politics and Law Committee and Ministry of Education. ”
@ranyunfei Bian Jianguo (边建国), a judge of the High People’s Court of Chongqing said the following to a plaintiff: Let me tell you an ugly truth, no matter how bitter your curses are, the national flag in front of our gate still rises high.
@Thisis404 Li Yuanchao (李源潮), the Minister of the Central Committee Organizational Department pointed out during the fifth and sixth training class of directors of organizational departments nationwide at the Central Party School and National Administration College: One must pay attention to and care about honest people, fair people, those who do not kiss-ass to the leaders, in order to prevent cronyism. http://is.gd/4VfhA