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休假式治疗 (xiū jià shì zhì liáo): vacation-style therapy
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休假式治疗 (xiūjià shì zhìliáo): vacation-style therapy
  
[[File:Wang.jpg|450px|thumb|left]] In early 2012, Wang Lijun, the Chongqing police chief became aware that the wife of [[Captain Bo | Bo Xilai]], the Chongqing communist party secretary, was involved in the murder of British expatriate, Neil Heywood. Fearing that his knowledge of the murder would put himself in danger, Wang Lijun fled to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu. Seventy carloads of armed police reportedly pursued Wang from Chongqing to Chengdu, and proceeded to surround the consulate while Wang was in the consulate. After meeting with U.S. consular officials, he was seized by security agents and taken to Beijing.  
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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 by [[Captain Bo | Bo Xilai]] after divulging that Gu Kailai, Bo’s wife, had murdered 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 Wang's 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.”
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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].
  
After this incident, the phrase, "vacation-style therapy" quickly became an internet meme.
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[[File:Vacation.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''“The truth” gets “vacation-style therapy.”'']]
  
Read netizen reactions to the incident [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/02/chinternet-meme-vacation-style-therapy/ here].
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[[File:Wang2.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''The Chengdu U.S. consulate offers “political asylum” and “vacation-style therapy.”'']]
  
[[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:Bo_chases_Wang.jpg|350px|thumb|right|''Wang Lijun makes a run for the Chengdu consulate with Bo Xilai hot on his heels.'']]
 
 
[[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.”'']]
 
 
 
[[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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Revision as of 18:32, 22 January 2013

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 by Bo Xilai after divulging that Gu Kailai, Bo’s wife, had murdered 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 Chengdu U.S. consulate offers “political asylum” and “vacation-style therapy.”
Wang Lijun makes a run for the Chengdu consulate with Bo Xilai hot on his heels.