Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Grandpa Wen’s Nightmare

For his latest installment of the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab illustrates an imagined nightmare of outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao. At the upcoming 18th Party Congress, during which Wen is expected to cede his position to Li Keqiang, Wen is delivering a work report. However, in this nightmare, he instead finds in his hands a copy of the New York Times exposé  of his family’s vast wealth, and he is naked. In the background, the other representatives are laughing at Wen, but they are also naked. “Naked officials,” a term that denotes cadres whose ill-gotten wealth (and family) has been shipped overseas, appear frequently in Crazy Crab’s cartoons. Grandpa Wen’s Nightmare, by Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm for CDT: Read more about Hexie Farm’s CDT series, including a Q&A with the anonymous cartoonist, and see all cartoons so far in the series.

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One Response to Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Grandpa Wen’s Nightmare

  1. Will says:

    Silver lining to this nightmare of yet another naked high cadre with vast riches overseas exposed is as follows: If the systemic corruption of the party-state turns out to be as fatal as Comrade Hu Jintao warned it might become if not properly dealt with, leading to the Soviet-like implosion of one-party authoritarian rule after a run of approximately seven decades, many of these naked CCP officials could escape overseas and live comfortably off of their kickback-funded and insider-trading-funded foreign bank accounts.