CHINA: Blogger faces up to 5 years in prison for tweeting joke about Communist Party delegates dying

Five years in prison is a long time for a twitter joke. Just think what he would have gotten if he had created a movie about Muhammad:

DAILY MAIL – A blogger has been detained by police facing a possible five years in Chinese jail after tweeting a joke about Chinese Communist Party delegates dying.

Hundreds of Chinese internet users are rallying around Beijing blogger Zhai Xiaobing who has been detained by police after posting a joke on Twitter about the pivotal Communist Party congress which took place on November 8.

Chinese authorities have been especially sensitive to any perceived dissent about the party meeting, which closed last week, after ushering in a new generation of leaders. …

Mr Xiaobing tweet on November 5 suggested the next movie in the Final Destination horror film franchise would be about the Great Hall of the People collapsing on party delegates.

He posted on Twitter: ‘An earth-shaking debut will be seen at the global premiere on Nov. 8!’

The week-long congress began that day.

After his Twitter account fell silent for a few days, his friend Liu Yanping grew worried and visited his home in Miyun county in Beijing’s northeastern suburbs.

There, his family members told Ms Yanping that Miyun county police had taken him away on November 7 and seized his computer.

A Miyun county police officer, who would only give his surname, Sun, said that Zhai was being investigated for ‘spreading terrorist information’.

This charge carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.

Mr Xiaobing’s supporters have called the allegation absurd and more than 400 people have signed an online petition calling on police to release him and to have more of a sense of humour.

Ms Yanping said: ‘I was very shocked when I realised what happened to him.

‘I’ve consulted a few lawyers and I feel that it’s clear his Twitter joke does not amount to spreading terrorist information.

‘It’s just preposterous.’

She said that she and a few other activists have been in touch with his family and would help hire a lawyer.


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  • Nukeman60

    What good does a lawyer do in a country that controls the speech and can make you disappear on a whim?

    Just think what Hugo Obama plans on doing to us after he gets settled into his dictatorial position. No more Congress, no more voting, just do as he wishes ’cause elections have consequences (oops, was that a twitter joke? I think I hear the black ops helicopters even now).

    • Lawyer has to pledge to the CCParty before they can get their license to practice. Lawyers for human rights defenders/dissidents in most cases could not renew their licenses. By the way, the other people in the picture is Ai Wei Wei, an artist/digital activitist, who was secretly detained for several months last year.

    • But we’re fighting that though aren’t we Nukefriend! This is gonna either be the beginning for a new America based on government by the people as written by our Founders or the end of our efforts- but I ain’t giving up without a fight and I know you arent either! 🙂
      This is a public page, I think you can view it:!/groups/246453535484363/

      • GreenBeretWay

        I read the blogspot and it’s AWESOME. Very impressive work. I hope all the effort you have put into the Facebook page and video cause a groundswell of interest and participation.

        The old farts in the Republican party have worn out their welcome and the old guard needs to step aside for some young fresh blood to take over or the party will dissolve into dust.

        Hope you had an enjoyable Sunday.I finished my Manger scene.I wrapped up the wise men and did a camel.I got a solar powered light for it so if I am gone it will still burn bright. I pray I will be home for Christmas this year.You think it won’t bother you being gone,it’s just another day.But it isn’t.I spent so many away from home and it’s really hard.I gotta be home to get my loot from Santa. So what is your Christmas wish.What would you ask for? And don’t say world peace or some beauty queen response. I want the scoop.A diamond necklace? Fancy perfume? Come on,you know you want something cool.A Corvette?

        • I’m sorry I’m late again coming on. I hope you wait for me lol. I just finished making my second video and will post it in a minute. I would LOVE to see your manger scene! I bet it’s awesome. You’re so sweet!! I pray you won’t have to be away for Christmas mySweetGreenAngel. I can’t imagine how hard that must be. I will pray hard for that!!
          Thank you for your sweet words on the blog. I have gotten a few unexpected replies from a few folks, and all positive. Most don’t know how we will accomplish much, but are excited to be doing something at least. I hope it grows, even if only to make people AWARE of how far we’ve come away from what the Founders intended. It’s sad to see. As an old blogger friend of mine told me today, sometimes it takes someone who wasn’t born here, who doesn’t take everything for granted to show others the truth. Lord, I hope she’s right. I figure we are basing our platform on God first, the Law and the Constitution. Can’t go wrong 🙂

          As for Christmas, I’m not a fancy girl. Where the heck would I wear diamonds?! The critters in the yard would probably peck them off me lol. A Corvette… hmmm… maybe a nice die cast model, but then again, I used to have a 65 shelby fast back and the boy totalled it. I was NOT thrilled. I always hope for peace at Christmas. This year I add, I hope my boys can be HOME on Christmas.
          I love you you know.

          xxooxox Duckie. PS- give me a little bit, and I’ll be back with a link to the new video. xoxoxo

          • GreenBeretWay

            ” As an old blogger friend of mine told me today, sometimes it takes someone who wasn’t born here, who doesn’t take everything for granted to show others the truth.”

            So true. When you have seen the worst conditions the world has to offer, you appreciate the United States and the founders inspiration for our system of government.

            I remember being in one of the worst maggot infested holes in the wall and talking with some of the children.They dreamed of living in America,a free society.The opportunities,the freedom of speech,religion,education and a chance of success.

            One little dude asked me if we all lived in houses like the White House.I told him no that most of us live in normal sized homes.He pointed to the shanty he resided in and asked if the homes in America looked as good as his. Wow,I didn’t know how to answer. He was so proud of this shack.It made me realize how much we take for granted. I send his family a small blessing every month to this day. It allows him school,books and uniform.His parents have upgraded to an apartment which by our standards would be considered a rat hole,but to them it’s a “White House”

            It’s the simple things that a foreigner looking from the outside can see.We have become blinded.

            • aww!! I know that adults do such crappy evil things in the places you’ve been, but my heart hurts for the kids. I see the stuff on the news about kids from say, Gaza, being indoctrinated in evil and my heart breaks for them. I know you’re not the only one who does things like that for some of them myGreenBeret, but I love you even more because of it. You’ve got a tender heart even when you’re in the worst places humans can drag others to.

              Where I live, it isn’t big, it’s old and falling a part sometimes. We fix stuff, and it’d be scoffed at by most- but I thank God for the roof over my head, a bed to sleep in at night and hot water. We are SO wealthy and folks from other nations would be dreaming to have what we have. I pray people will wake up to see what real poverty is, and it’s definitly not getting a free freaking phone!

              You are so very special. xoxo Duckie

              • GreenBeretWay
                • You know you’re making me cry first thing in the morning. Thank you my precious friend. You understand it don’t you. ♥ you. You have no idea what brighness you fill my life with.
                  Good mornin’ sunshine. xoxoxoxo duckie

                • GreenBeretWay

                  I fully understand it. When I read that mail this was the first thing/song I thought of this morning. Got a few tears in the Wheaties.I have been thinking about this all day.

                  I haven’t fully absorbed it all yet and I need some time to reply.Not blowing you off.


                • Please don’t feel bad. It was a beautiful song and perfect. I don’t want you to feel bad. Please. It’s just the way I was feeling, and the only way I could describe it. ((()))s

                • Dang it, I swore to myself I was going to leave you alone for a while. I just wanted to tell you goodnight myGreenBeret. I hope I haven’t screwed things up. I’m sorry. xoxoxo duckie.

                • “A Friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway”
                  – Author Unknown

                  “Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.”

                  Have a Blessed Peacefilled sleep myGreenBeret, and a Blessed day tomorrow. I’ll hopefully try to post something in the morning,but it’s going to be busy- got groceries to do first thing, and get the boy to do his school first. So just in case I can’t come on until later, I wanted to leave the ^^ quotes for you. 🙂 I’m a blessed and happy Duckie. ♥ good night dear friend.

                  And if I don’t see you first in the morning- good morning sunshine! xoox

                • Good mornin’ my sunshine. Hope you have an awesome day. Hope I can see you later. I’m pretty busy for a while, But I’ll pop in a little later. xoxoo Duckie

                • I’ve listened to it now about 5 times. xoxooxox Hope your day is as Blessed as you make mine mySweetGreenAngel.

        • I sure hope you can come back on tonight. Here it is, hot off my computer 😀

          xoxoxox I’ll be stopping in every little while to see if you’re able to talk tonight. I’ve missed chatting in “real time”.

          • GreenBeretWay

            This video is extra special.I liked it so much.The words coming toward the viewer has a powerful impact and the message is so important.It has always bothered me that there is a misconception of the church/state separation. It’s bull!!!!!

            The lady that wore a shirt to vote that said,’Vote the Bible’ and was turned away?

            A child that sees the glory of God and told,”No,you can’t pray in school”

            The founders saw with clear eyes.

            The lawmakers today see everything with Liberal colored glasses on.

            • Amen my sweetone! Exactly! The ACLU and others have taken this unConstitutional law and used it heavily against Christians for so long that even too many Christians believe there is a “Wall” of separation. I’m going to have to come out with something about that too.

              Thank you so much for your words of encouragement myGreenBeret. It means a lot to me. I haven’t felt this motivated about anything for a long while. I’m not moving the world, or fighting Goliath, but I am treading towards the battle field. It’s kind of exhilerating while scary. But the support you and others have given me over the past few days drives me. I really want to share something that our VG told me last night, because it kind of has to do with something I wrote the week you were gone- after that conversation which I won’t mention, that I was afraid made you upset with me. But I’d rather tell it to you somewhere else- so look for it in a little bit, ok?

            • It’s getting late, and I guess you’re hopefully relaxing now. I did send you something to the other spot, so look for it in the morning. Sweet dreams, Peacefilled and Blessed for my DearGreenBeret. xoxox I hope I can “see” you tomorrow sometime. If not, I hope you have a Blessed day. Love Duckie.

            • Hi my dear one. I do hope I can see you later- I’ve been busy all afternoon and need a rest. I just finished no.4 I think you’ll like it. Did you see no.3 yet? I’m sorry- just frazzled. I’ll post it here and check a little later 🙂 Love you. Duckie

            • I’m sorry myGreenBeret. I leave you so many notes now, if you even get to read them, it must take half your day. I love leaving them, just in case you can see them- but please tell me to slow them down if they’re too much. I missed you tonight- I was busy, but coming on Scoop a lot, just observing and trying to just catch up on the stories and comments. Same with FB. We got about 10 more folks join the facebook page today, some more this evening. Our Nukefriend finally joined too 🙂
              Anyway, I could go on and on,but I won’t. Just wanted to pop in one more time tonight before I go to sleep- it’s 1 30 now, and I am tired.

              Good Morning verse if you see it is 1 Corinthians 13:12,13 some of my favorite chapter:
              For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
              And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

              🙂 I hope it gives peace and assurance to your spirit dear one as it does to mine.

              Have a Blessed day- be safe and know that wherever you are, my heart and prayers are with you. xoxoxo Sweet dreams myGreenAngel. Duckie

        • It’s good to see you this afternoon myGreenBeret. Hope your day is going well. I just came back here to take a break. Working on another video and when I’m done I’ll send it to you. I think you’ll like it. 🙂 Hope to see you later, but if you’re not here, I hope you have a Blessed evening myGreenAngel. xoxo Duckie

    • bobemakk

      I agree, Obama this time around must be impeached.

  • Haywoodjbl

    Imagine how many years HERE one would get after about three more years of Obama…

    • Life…. NO parole… If we’re lucky! It’s coming.

    • iaintlyin

      Dude, in three years the jail term would be a bonus to ya so that won’t happen. More than likely you’ll just have your gov’t allowance cut.

      • Haywoodjbl

        iaintlyin…you are probably close to the truth….although I said my comment “tongue in cheek”…..sad

  • I was going to make a joke about NObama… But he might have read the news about the blogger too. And while you and I might think it’s a disgrace to live in a dictatorship like that where freedom of speech is an alien concept, NObama would read that story and think: “What a wonderful idea! We should have laws like that here too… for the “Greater good” you see! 🙁

    • iaintlyin

      Easy there brother Wolfie, don’t think you’re gonna give 0 and his crowd any ideas of this nature that they haven’t already started to implement. For national security sake mind you. I’m feeling more and more like Richard Kimbal at the key board every day.

    • sjmom

      Wow, are we on the same page today! If you get a chance read my comment and you’re right it is not funny. Thank God prayer changes things.

      • Did you mean this comment:
        “Send in the tanks! I saw the tanks on TV and they could easily make a parking lot out of Gaza. Just think, then Israel would have “shovel ready” jobs.”
        From the ‘bus bomb’ thread?

        I agree with you… And yes, without God we are lost.

  • sjmom

    Yo, China; let’s not give the Obama administration any ideas because they have enough of their own. And I don’t mean this as a joke because if this administration in DC could do the same they would and its what they have been working toward.

    I pray for the blogger and his family and God’s mercy upon every citizen of China.

    • Nukeman60

      Pray for us as well. Obama liked what he saw with Chavez’s election in Venezuela and repeated it here. He loves Executive Orders instead of a Congress. And subduing the free speech of dissidents like us would fit right into his agenda (ie, internet network neutrality).

      The revolution has already begun.

      • sjmom

        Yes, the revolution has already begun and its time to put on the full Armor of God and take up the fight in the Name of the Lord. These battles will not be won through our efforts but through the grace of God flowing through us. The Lord has placed us here for “such a time as this” and has given us His Word, His Blood and His Name and when we stand and fight we can be assured all of Heaven’s power is with us.

        “Finally,my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Eph. 6:10

        PS. I always pray for US 🙂

  • colliemum

    If he’d created a movie about Mohammed in any country belonging to the Ummah, he’d already be dead by decapitation.
    That’s how muslims are – and it is horrible that I have to say compared to that lot, the Chinese communists act rather enlightened ..

    • The comparison is valid. But I think it’s only because they want to win some sort of PR campaign, rather than a sign of compassion. Godless Communism, as you know, has no compassion. But winning political points overseas… They consider that in their sentencing.

      • colliemum

        I agree – the Chinese are totally pragmatic in their sentencing. They know that the foreigners and their know-how will leave if there’s a whiff of old-fashioned GULAG and death sentences in the air.
        If it pays for them to be seen to be lenient, they will be. If nobody is looking, they won’t.
        Muslims on the other hand not only don’t give a toss, they gloat about behaving like inhuman murderers.

  • This will come to USA under Obama too.

  • Well, then the Chinese should do something about it. I’m sick and tired of hearing sob stories like this one in countries that go out of their way to destroy human freedom. They don’t like it? Then they should rebel and do something about it. But you don’t see any major rebellions in China, do you. Not much. The last major protest I saw was the
    Tiananmen Square riots of 1989. There is a cost for freedom. It shouldn’t be handed to you on a silver plate. And even in this country, elections have consequences. So if people are stupid enough to re-elect this fraud from Chicago, then I don’t want to hear any moaning and screaming from these same people in 2016. You wanted it, you got it, now deal with it. As for the rest of us who didn’t vote for him, all we can do is bend over and pray that it doesn’t hurt too much.

    • If we voted against him, we can say “told you so” when he wrecks the country.

  • Well, it’s never a good idea to joke about the death of political officials.

    You can do it here about any Republican as much as you want, but if you did it to Obama they’d send in the secret security.

  • 12grace

    Under obama, we can expect this same kind of behavior to take place in America.

  • neko_dachi

    Five years in prison for being a smart ass?!?

    If Obama ever takes up that policy, I’ll be in for a life sentence…

  • bobemakk

    By the communist country that literally owns US. Commie bums.