Cops Pursue Whistleblower in China Sex Scandal
Zhu Ruifeng released sex tape that led to official's ouster
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2013 2:01 PM CST
In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 file, a Chinese man stands near a screen displaying the Chinese national flag.   (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

(Newser) – A Chinese blogger thought he was safe after releasing an incriminating video of a party leader—but last night, police arrived at his house. Zhu Ruifeng dialed a reporter: "They are standing outside my door right now, knocking and even kicking the door, telling me to open it," he said. "I think they’re coming to take me away ... I talked to too many in the media." After two hours, he agreed to visit a nearby police station in the morning, the Washington Post reports.

Zhu made headlines when he unveiled a video, taken five years ago, of a local leader having sex with a young mistress; Zhu later said he had other sex tapes involving officials. The local boss was fired, and on Friday, the government announced 10 more officials were being sacked. Questions remain over whether the government is really cracking down on corruption, or just making a show of it, the Post notes, adding that police pursuit of Zhu could silence whistleblowers just as they seem to be gaining traction.

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mind_riot
Jan 30, 2013 5:49 AM CST
oh china your so crazy my guess is the mistress was forced .and our young insanely brave whistelblower will soon find himself in a field wondering what he needs to dig a hole for . still they know how to do it , keep the population down and for god sakes dont let em get armed , sure is good they got preferred trade status otherwise we couldnt poison our pets with the food made by underage slave labor . ahhh reaping what you sow it goes down like broken glass doesnt it america ? congratulations for closing your eyes for 40 years and leaving a bloated corrupt government for your kids to wrestle with
SPHeroid
Jan 28, 2013 7:59 PM CST
Humans are obsessed with sex..... When we are not having it, we want to watch it or hear about it..... Strange....I, for one, would rather eat , drink, or sleep.....
1492
Jan 28, 2013 6:50 PM CST
Wherever there are humans, there is sex. Where do you think all the people come from? 1942