Bo Xilai, is a populist leader of the mega-city of Chongqing. He has brought leadership struggles out of the iron fisted controls of Communist Party politics and their dirty linen is being washed in public. The communist party is definitely under embaressment as Bo’s dismissal came after a top aide fled temporarily to a U.S. consulate, apparently to seek asylum and in violation of party rules. The govt has detained six people for circulating rumors of a coup that rattled Beijing in the midst of its worst high-level political crisis in years.
China has closed a dozen websites and has penalised two popular social media sites (Twitter-like services run by Sina Corporation and Tencent Holdings) and their comments have been disabled for 3 days. These sites have more than 300 million users.
The Chinese internet censorship is to be condemned worldwide as they are gagging the citizens rights to speak as per their wish and are serving them with filtered information.