Jailed for dodging a bus ticket one year ago

| August 14th, 2011

From Tianya:

Petitioning in the People’s Republic of China, also known as letters and calls, in Chinese as xìnfǎng(信访);  or shàngfǎng(上访), is the administrative system for hearing complaints and grievances from individuals. It’s a form of extrajudicial action that can trace its origins to the imperial days. When a petitioner feels that his problem cannot be solved by the local legal authorities, he will appeal to the higher authorities for help. It’s generally taken as a way to lodge complaints against […]Read more…

Jail for VIP only

| August 21st, 2010

(Netease) Guangzhou Daily reported on August 19: Getting up at 6 am in the morning every day, cleaning, reading books and newspaper, doing exercises etc. going to bed at 10 pm without any manual labor, after being locked up in the detention center, many high ranked officials who “fell off the horse” became healthier. Due to a regulated life, problems like fatty liver, high blood pressures, hyperglycemia, high blood lipids etc. all went away, some even gained 10 jin. […]Read more…