China Cracks Down on the Websites of Bo Xilai's Supporters

Bo Xilai's Web supporters get shut down
Bo Xilai, the Communist Party secretary of Chongqing, waits for a question from the media during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Photograph by STR/AFP/Getty Images

It’s the latest crackdown on China’s rambunctious Web. On April 6 nationalist website Utopia, which had run hundreds of articles supporting former Party Secretary Bo Xilai and the Chongqing model, named after the southwestern city he ran with neo-Maoist zeal, was shut down indefinitely. That followed an initial shuttering of Utopia, at the time of Bo’s dismissal on March 15, with the site then allowed to reopen just days later.

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