Online Blogger Big V “Huazong" Detained
A mainland media report recently revealed net ID “Huazong
lost golden cudgel" was taken away by Beijing police.
He is well known as Big V by identifying Shanxi
state safety inspection bureau director
Yang Dacai’s famous watch.
He is another famous netizen arrested by Chinese authorities
after “Qin huohuo", “Li er Chai Si “," Xue Manzi",
“Liu Hu" and “Zhou lubao".
On 17th September, “Southern Metropolis Daily" released the
latest newsflash, a relevant policeman from the Beijing
Public Security Bureau Chaoyang branch Interpol brigade
confirmed that the suspect with network ID “Flower president
lost golden cudgel" is being interrogated.
A report cited the words of luxury expert Ouyang Kun and
divulged that Ouyang Kun saw the “Flower president" wearing
handcuffs when he was questioned by the Interpol brigade
as a victim.
Last year, a serious accident happened on Bao-Mao highway
and 36 people were killed on 26th August.
The picture of Shanxi state safety inspection bureau director
Yang Dacai smiling at the scene of the accident
ignited public discontent.
Then, a netizen discovered that he wore different famous
watches in different situations.
“Huazong" became the big V with a lot of fans in internet
because of his identifying Yang Dacai’s famous watches.
Huazong was known as a hero against corruption,
a variety of media also awarded him different types of titles
like “Person of theYear".
Although ID “Huazong" is well known, his true identity
was not made public.
Mainland media interviewed him, describing him as a scholar:
a little underweight and pale face with
a pair of rimless glasses.
In reality, he is a founder of an internet company and
is 34 years old.
About the news of “ Huazong was summoned for detention”,
a netizen joked: Huazong lost golden cudgel and handcuffed.
On 18th September at around 2pm, “Huazong" released
information on a micro-blog that he is free.
Chinese authorities have arrested many famous netizens
accusing them of spreading rumors.
Gu Chuan, a visiting scholar of Institute for the Study
of Human Rights at Columbia University: the CCP’s purpose
is to frighten prominent online bloggers
(Big Vs) and silence them, neither allowing them to
repost sensitive messages.
The CCP considers Big Vs (verified internet users) as dangerous,
such as Xue Manzi, he has more than 10 million followers.
If Xue posts something, it will bring
a considerable influence.
On Aug. 25, media in Mainland China overwhelmingly reported
on news about Xue Manze.
It claimed that Xue was detained for suspicion
of hiring a prostitute.
Li Fangping, lawyer in Mainland China:
Xue is a celebrity Big V,
other detained Big Vs faced different allegations.
It is not clear for what reason Xue was summoned.
Some may not be detained for spreading rumors,
they could be accused of economic fraud or other crimes.
Regarding Xue Manzi’ allegation of “hiring a prostitute",
Huazong, another Big V tweeted: I only met with Xue once,
we don’t have any business connection.
I persuaded him to soft landing as soon as possible.
To clear the rumor, against rumor are one’s rights,
However, regarding struggle session style abused Big V,
people can’t stop speculating if the CCP had other purpose.
While the CCP wantonly arrest Big Vs, the
central disciplinary department launched an official website.
The case they are dealing with will be publicly announced
on the website, especially for major cases.
The department also plans to open a Weibo microblog next,
so as to “closely communicate with netizens".
On Sept. 18, People’s Daily published an article written
by Lu Wei, director of the State Internet Information Office.
The article claimed that online’s public opinion work is the
most important ideological propaganda job.
One must firmly grasp online leadership rights,
management rights, and rights of expression.
On 17th July, Zhou Fang, reporter of Xinhua news agency
exposed on the internet that a ministry-level cadre attended
breastfeeding orgies, drinking fresh milk from a
glamorous young mother’s breast.
On 22nd July, Sohu website firstly accused
Zhou of creating rumors.
Zhou debated back, but since then, news about human
breast milk orgies have disappeared from the website.
Xinhua’s internal news said that Zhou has now been detained,
Lu Wei allegedly sent orders to suppress Zhou.
Lu Wei was the ministry-level cadre who was
being exposed by Zhou Fang.