Mr. Wang Xudong, a CPPCC member and university professor from Nanjing, suddenly faced a dilemma these days”to continue or shut down his blog at people.com.cn after this year’s two meetings.
In his latest blog post, he said he doubted whether it was necessary to continue his blog. What caused his mistrust of this innovative form of communication was hostile comments posted on his blog after he said that dressing in ancient costumes is not the right way to revive China’s traditional culture.He made the comment in a speech to a CPPCC gathering, which was then widely reported by state media. Before long, hanfu (ancient Chinese costume) advocates dropped harsh comments on his blog, even cursing him with abusive language.
Mr. Wang was apparently hurt, and wrote, “As CPPCC members, we communicate with web users sincerely, and all we said are true words. But we are so ‘ill-treated’! What is that for?” [Full Text]