One of the most popular posts on Sina Weibo yesterday, May 27, 2013, dealt with the apparent (as yet unconfirmed) involvement of the son of a former high-level official in a petitioning case over forced demolition.
The post read:

Xiao Qi (晓琦), the daughter of a former commissar in the artillery school of the Chinese navy, wears a portrait of her father around her neck as she pushes her 83 year-old mother in a wheelchair as they head to the State Bureau for Letters and Calls (国家信访局) to seek redress over a case of forced demolition, accompanied by Li Weiping (李卫平), the son of Li Jian (李坚), the former head of the petition office of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CCP. Li Weiping said to the people at the petition office: Don’t you see how unresponsive you’ve become, that I, the son of [former] a committee member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, even come out to join in petitioning?

The post, which is still visible (as of 11:07am today), has so far received nearly 6,000 reposts and more than 1,700 comments, according to numbers from Sina Weibo.
CLICK on the following link to download an archived copy of the post with some comments: Petitioning Post_Sina Weibo May 27 2013

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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