Bloggers Comment on Lin Jiaxiang

The case of Lin Jiaxiang, the party secretary of the Shenzhen Maritime Administration, who was caught on a surveillance camera harassing an eleven-year-old girl, has been a hot topic on blogs and in Internet forums in China. But Internet discussions of the case have brought up bigger issues relating to power and relations between the powerful and the people, after Lin was quoted during an argument with the girl’s family (translated by chinaSMACK): “I did it, so what? How much money do you want, give me a price. I will pay it!” Arrogantly pushing and pointing at the girl’s father, he also said: “Do you know who I am? I was sent here by the Beijing Ministry of Transport, my level is the same as your mayor. So what if I pinched a little child’s neck? You people are worth less than a fart to me! You dare fuck with me? Just watch how I am going to deal with you.” Below are a couple of responses to the news from bloggers, translated by CDT: Xiangyu is a blogger lives in Ninbo, Zhejiang. According to his blog, he is a government employee. From the Xiangyu Salon blog: I don’t know whether officials are all such jerks. However, they seem to forget we are in the Era of the Internet. They can control the official media, yet information spreads quickly through the Internet. This helps us understand why so many officials are frightened by the power of the Internet, and the authorities have been using so many power resources, ie Internet police, to monitor the Internet and constantly delete information which is critical of them. Why are they scared of people’s voices? Only sufficient media monitoring can prevent abuses of power and mitigate the increasingly widespread corruption. [The party’s self-monitoring] has ...
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2 Responses to Bloggers Comment on Lin Jiaxiang

  1. […] comment on the case of a Shenzhen official, since fired, who allegedly tried to harass an 11-year-old girl […]

  2. anti-john_01 says:

    here we see.. Pure Chinese Harmony all the way…