Liu Zhijun’s Verdict Becomes A Hot topic On The Web
On July 8, Liu Zhijun, former Minister of Railways,
was sentenced to death, suspended for two years and
personal property confiscated,
for taking bribes and abuse of power.
The verdict has sparked intense discussions
on the internet in Mainland China.
Many people think that the verdict was unfair and
aimed at playing with the law to fool people.
Some raise questions, saying for a huge amount of money
and irreparable damage, Liu should be severely punished.
Instead he got a suspended death sentence;
perhaps the authorities were also being bribed.
Some analysts also said, “If you let Liu Zhijun die, he will
keep his secrets, which may involve some important people.
When he stays alive, he becomes the live capital.”
Others quipped, “The Chinese Communist Party
(CCP) wants to batter tigers and flies together,
but now the flies have died and tigers remain alive.”
Some people even said Liu Zhijun’s verdict
was cheering news for corrupt officials.
Now they can finally sleep soundly; it is safe to take
any bribe of less than 600 million yuan.
Independent Filmmaker Du Bin Released
“New York Times" reported on July 8, Du Bin, former photo-
journalist, held by police for almost 40 days was released.
His sister Du Jirong revealed the news on Twitter
on the evening of July 8.
Beijing activist Hu Jia also said on Twitter that Du Bin was
returned back to his building by National Security staff.
Hu Jia also mentioned that detaining Du Bin did more
harm to authorities than good.
In exposing tortures in Masanjia Women’s Forced Labor
Camp,Du Bin made a documentary film called
“Women on devil’s head.” He also edited the book,
The Chinese communist Party was angry for
what he did and detained him on May 31.
Books and computers at his home were taken away.
Mainland’s Milk Powder Contains Trans Fats
Mainland China’s problematic milk powder
has received nationwide concerns again.
On July 8, Hong Kong media broke the news that
three named brands of milk powder in Mainland China were
found containing enough trans fats to cause heart problems.
This conclusion comes from “South China Morning Post", which
commissioned a laboratory to test a variety of milk powder.
The South China Morning Post published the results,
quoting the test results indicate that in the three brands,
0.4 and 0.6 grams of trans fat were found
per 100 grams of milk powder.
The three brands are “Bein champion baby club “, “San Yuan
Yubo infant formula," and “Ili Golden infant formula."
Two other well-known international brands were also tested,
but they did not contain any trans fats.
According to reports, Han Jinlun, Professor of Pediatrics
at Chinese University of Hong Kong, said that
too much intake of trans fats may affect
a baby’s brain and visual development.
Long-term excessive intake can lead to heart and
blood circulation problems.