Since the news of the sacking former Chinese Community Party (CCP) leader of Chongqing Bo Xilai was released, Bo's supporters and supporting websites have become the target of censorship.
In Sina Weibo, the Red Culture 50 center or online commentator, Sima Nan who has been advocating online censorship of “rumor” and critical comments against the government complained [zh] that he has been forced to deleted a number of his posts:
In addition, he has to cancel [zh] his public speeches:
A number of Leftist websites which promotes Maoist thoughts have been taken offline. The website Utopia put up a notice:
There are two interpretations of the shutting down of the above websites. 1. To stop Bo Xilai's supporters from organizing rally in Chongqing. 2. As a gesture to protest against the censorship on contents that defend Bo Xilai and the Chongqing model. In fact, Bo's supporters have started to use QQ and Weibo to mobilize a protest in Chongqing in the coming weekend, below is the screen capture of the message:
“A million citizen in support of Bo Xilai Secretary in Chongqing. Time: 10am on Sat and Sun. Spot: famous tolling spots such as “liberation monument”, outside city committee and city government.
Who want to promote private property ownership system is traitor.
Who oppose Maoist thought is enemy of the people.
People can stand up against such forces.
Thank you. Please circulate.
Meanwhile, overseas nationalist website “Exposing the Western Slave” has pushed to the front page an old article which criticizes the official 50 centers only concern about their political career rather than being faithful to their political belief.