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


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.”

Read netizen reactions to the incident here.

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.”
Uncle Sam sitting in front of the Chengdu U.S. consulate. Services advertised include “political asylum” and “vacation-style therapy.”
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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