Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, secretary of the Municipal Party Committee of Chongqing, Bo Xilai issued a public SMS encouraging people to forward “red” text messages. Called the “Red Words Praise,” Chongqing government officials encourage people to send or forward “red text.” Bo said red means a positive, healthy, progressive message, both embodying the spirit of the Communist Party and traditional Chinese virtues.
Meanwhile, in England, Bo’s son, Bo Guagua was recently named top ten “Big Ben” Chinese British of year 2009, while a series of photos of Bo the younger have become hot items in the Chinese blogosphere (see below).
The son of a high-ranking Chinese official studying in Britain won a special prize at the weekend aimed at celebrating the country’s ten most outstanding Chinese youngsters, the China News Service reported Sunday.
Bo Guagua, a philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) scholar at the prestigious Oxford University, was among 10 people given the Big Ben Award on Saturday for his contributions to the community, the report said.
The 22-year-old is the son of Bo Xilai, the former Chinese minister of commerce and current Party secretary of Chongqing municipality. He was chosen from 28 candidates nominated this year for the prize, which is awarded by the British Chinese Youth Federation, the report said.
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