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8. Anti-graft fight goes online

Lei Zhengfu, a Chongqing Party official, is sacked after a video that claimed to show him having sex with a mistress was posted online. Photo: baidu.om

A number of government officials were ousted from their posts by virtue of Weibo where ordinary people lodged fearless and upright appeals with a few mouse clicks. The transformational weapon is able to put every condescending overload under microscope with mistress, private property and luxury watches becoming the latest traps for the corrupt officials. However, as the online anti-graft campaign surged, there were calls for legislation to regulate online tipoffs so as prevent rumor mongering. Let’s keep fighting. http://www.sino-us.com/Weibo On Air/1637587559.html


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