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China Detains Man for Twitter Joke on Party Meet

22 November 2012

Hundreds of Chinese Internet users are rallying around a Beijing blogger who’s been detained by police after posting a joke on Twitter about the recent pivotal Communist Party congress. Zhai Xiaojun’s Nov. 5 tweet suggested the next movie in the “Final Destination” horror franchise would be about the Great Hall of the People collapsing on party delegates. A Beijing police officer who would only give his surname, Sun, said on Wednesday that Zhai was being investigated for “spreading terrorist information.”—AP