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休假式治疗 (xiūjià shì zhìliáo): vacation-style therapy
 
休假式治疗 (xiūjià shì zhìliáo): vacation-style therapy
  
[[File:Wang.jpg|450px|thumb|left]] In early February 2012, Wang Lijun was removed from his posts as the police chief and vice-mayor of Chongqing. He fled to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, allegedly to seek asylum. Following his departure from the consulate, Wang was seized by security agents and reportedly taken to Beijing. Chongqing municipal government information offices stated that Wang was “seriously indisposed due to long term overwork and intense mental stress" and that he was undergoing “vacation-style therapy.”
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[[File:Wang.jpg|250px|thumb|left|''Wang Lijun hoofs it onto the U.S. consulate compound.'']] In early February 2012, Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun was demoted after a falling out with [[Captain Bo | Bo Xilai]], reportedly over involvement by Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, in the murder of British expatriate Neil Heywood in November 2011. Fearing for his life, Wang fled to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu. 70 carloads of armed police reportedly pursued Wang from Chongqing to Chengdu and proceeded to surround the consulate while Wang was inside. After a failed bid for asylum, Wang left with Chinese security agents and was taken to Beijing.  
  
Read netizen reactions to the incident [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/02/chinternet-meme-vacation-style-therapy/ here].
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Shortly after his departure, Chongqing government information offices stated that Wang was “seriously indisposed due to long term overwork and intense mental stress” and that he was undergoing “vacation-style therapy.” Vacation-style therapy quickly became a [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/02/chinternet-meme-vacation-style-therapy/ meme].
  
[[File:Vacation.jpg|350px|thumb|left|''The sign in the upper left-hand corner reads “vacation style therapy.” The characters on the sleeve of the person being smothered are “the truth.” The clipboard reads “Wang Lijun Incident.”'']]  
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[[File:Vacation.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''“The truth” gets “vacation-style therapy.”'']]  
  
[[File:Wang2.jpg|400px|thumb|right|''Uncle Sam sitting in front of the Chengdu U.S. consulate.  Services advertised include “political asylum” and “vacation-style therapy.'']]
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[[File:Wang2.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''The U.S. consulate in Chengdu offers “political asylum” and “vacation-style therapy” 24 hours a day. (Rebel Pepper)'']]
  
[[File:Bo_chases_Wang.jpg|600px|thumb|center|''In this ''Apple Daily'' cartoon, Wang Lijun makes a run for the Chengdu consulate with Bo Xilai hot on his heels.'']]
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[[File:Bo_chases_Wang.jpg|350px|thumb|right|''Wang Lijun makes a run for the Chengdu consulate with Bo Xilai hot on his heels.'']]
  
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Latest revision as of 04:12, 16 March 2016

休假式治疗 (xiūjià shì zhìliáo): vacation-style therapy

Wang Lijun hoofs it onto the U.S. consulate compound.

In early February 2012, Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun was demoted after a falling out with Bo Xilai, reportedly over involvement by Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, in the murder of British expatriate Neil Heywood in November 2011. Fearing for his life, Wang fled to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu. 70 carloads of armed police reportedly pursued Wang from Chongqing to Chengdu and proceeded to surround the consulate while Wang was inside. After a failed bid for asylum, Wang left with Chinese security agents and was taken to Beijing.

Shortly after his departure, Chongqing government information offices stated that Wang was “seriously indisposed due to long term overwork and intense mental stress” and that he was undergoing “vacation-style therapy.” Vacation-style therapy quickly became a meme.

“The truth” gets “vacation-style therapy.”
The U.S. consulate in Chengdu offers “political asylum” and “vacation-style therapy” 24 hours a day. (Rebel Pepper)
Wang Lijun makes a run for the Chengdu consulate with Bo Xilai hot on his heels.