Archive for June 23rd, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Anti-Corruption Websites Down

History: wo hui lu le

Now History: 我贿赂了

A number of websites, including

appear to have been taken down, about a fortnight after they had been discussed by Chinese mainstream media.

Another, 他行贿了 (tā xínghuì le) [correction: 他受贿了, tā shòuhuì le] is still online, which might be explained with a more cautious  approach to discussing and investigating alleged corruption cases. Rather than discussing specific cases online (even if requesting posters to refrain from giving names of officials they accuse), they are said to take reports only by e-mail and to verify before publishing a case.

At least one of the websites has closed down voluntarily, ahead of the CPC birthday, reports the Global Times, and adds advice for people who paid a bribe, quoting a law professor at the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC:

“If a person really paid a bribe, he or she should go to the prosecutors to confess and then provide proof.”

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