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Nov 16, 2018 05:50 PM
POLITICS & LAW

Web Czar’s Handwritten Confession Showcased at Reform Exhibition

Museum visitors examine a corner of the exhibition devoted to the successes of the anti-corruption campaign. Photo: Zhang Zizhu/Caixin
Museum visitors examine a corner of the exhibition devoted to the successes of the anti-corruption campaign. Photo: Zhang Zizhu/Caixin

Handwritten letters of repentance written by officials caught in the ongoing anti-corruption crackdown, including one purportedly penned by former internet czar Lu Wei, were on display at a recent Beijing exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up policy.

In an intimate letter that has not been previously seen in public, Lu expressed embarrassment for his wife and son. “My lifestyle has caused her so much pain. We often argued about this. She told me once in despair: ‘I can’t control you, but the Communist Party will regulate you sooner or later.’ Now the prophecy has come true,” he wrote of his wife.

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