A Xinhua item dated Oct. 20 reports as follows:
A minor government officer in Southwest China has been arrested for mocking officials in mobile and internet messages, reported Friday’s The Beijing News.
Qin Zhongfei, an official with the Pengshui county education commission in Chongqing, sent a satirical poem to several friends by phone and internet in August.
The poem poked fun at three local leading officials for embroiling the county in “fierce conflicts between officials and the people”. [Full Text]