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Official suspended for improper words

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ZHENGZHOU: An official who became a celebrity online for asking a reporter "Will you speak for the Party? Or will you speak for the people?" has been suspended from his post.

The particular phrasing of Lu Jun's question, suggesting the Party and 'the people' are distinct, is a big no-no.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) constitution states that the Party represents "the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the Chinese people."

"The interests of the people and the Party are identical, but Lu put them in opposition," said Wu Zhongmin, professor of the Party School of the CPC Central Committee.

However, Internet users latched onto the radio report, and nominated "Will you speak for the Party? Or will you speak for the people?" as the catchphrase of 2009. Some even nominated Lu as "the official who most dares to speak the truth in 2009."

Lu, urban planning development vice director of Zhengzhou city, Henan province, was being asked about a suspicious property scheme in Xigang village where a developer had permission to build affordable housing for low-income people. Instead, 12 villas and two mid-rise buildings were erected.

China National Radio reporter Ren Leiping captured Lu's words when questioning him on the issue, and the report, broadcast by the radio station on June 17, quickly caused a stir online.

Internet users also claimed that Lu had Photoshopped Chinese President Hu Jintao's hairstyle onto his own profile picture posted on the Zhengzhou government website.

Yao Daixian, head of the Organization Department of the CPC Zhengzhou city committee, confirmed Lu was under investigation over the comments.

Yao added his bureau had investigated the property scheme and Lu's comments. He declined to elaborate.

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

Official suspended for improper words

Official suspended for improper wordsBrendan joined The China Daily in 2007 as a language polisher in the Language Tips Department, where he writes a regular column for Chinese English Language learners, reads audio news for listeners and anchors the weekly video news in addition to assisting with on location stories. Elsewhere he writes Op’Ed pieces with a China focus that feature in the Daily’s Website opinion section.

He received his B.A. and Post Grad Dip from Curtin University in 1997 and his Masters in Community Development and Management from Charles Darwin University in 2003. He has taught in Japan, England, Australia and most recently China. His articles have featured in the Bangkok Post, The Taipei Times, The Asia News Network and in-flight magazines.