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Dec 26, 2010

Chinese Tweeter Arrested on Wedding Day for Tweeting Joke

China's not allowed access to Twitter, but obviously there are "ways" to work around that.Cheng Jianping and her fiancé Hua Chunhui, were two such users. Cheng, however, was arrested for RTing her fiancé's joke—on their wedding day.

The situation was made even more traumatic, because her family and fiancé weren't told of her arrest—leading them to think she'd done a runner. All for retweeting her fiancé's tweet, which said:

"Anti-Japanese demonstrations, smashing Japanese products, that was all done years ago by Guo Quan. It's no new trick. If you really wanted to kick it up a notch, you'd immediately fly to Shanghai to smash the Japanese Expo pavilion."

It was turned into a joke because she added "angry youth, charge!" to her retweet.

So, instead of enjoying life as a newlywed, Cheng was sent to a women's labor camp, where she immediately went on hunger strike. She's to remain there for a year, for "disturbing social order." This comes only a week after Irish chap Paul Chambers was slapped with a guilty verdict for joking he was going to blow up Robin Hood airport in England. Tweeters, stay vigilant.

16 comments:

memeaday said...

Omg. This makes me sad.
China, shame on you. :(

Les said...

Even if the name of the country wasn't mention, I bet that everybody would be able to guess. The only joke in China is civil rights.

Nokel said...

god people are stupid...
why must everything require a disclaimer... use your brains you dolts, not everything on the internet should be taken as it is said... look at half the people on 4troll claiming that they're going to kill them selfs on cam, like hell it's going to happen =_=

Pantheon said...

C'mon are they crazy or what?

Sv3ntevith said...

For us that is really strange but I think chinese leaders know what they are doing and soon China will be one of most powerful countries in the world

CandleintheDark said...

I hope she gets out soon. This is sad that one is going to a labor camp for ridiculous reasons.

Vapor said...

Why the Chinese haven't revolted against the stranglehold their government has on them I'll never know.

Tsipise said...

They are so stupid in china.

Bargain Hunter said...

Wow talk about harsh...

mrecan said...

crazy things going on all around the world
damn

Yakoi said...

What doofusses!

icequeen100 said...

Wow...China fucking SUCKS.

Monster Madness said...

This reminds me of that album... Chinese Democracy.

Teutorix said...

I didn't know Twitter was banned in China.. WTF?

Suciô Sanchez said...

I'm going to go to Wal-Mart and buy some low-grade crap made by political prisoners to protest....Wait.

Unablogger said...

so basically, this