China: ‘Political accident’ derived from a photo

Wang Lili, a 52-year-old journalist working at Tongzhou Times for 4 years, got fired by his company merely because of a picture he shot and published in which the sheriff of Tongzhou is making a work report in People's Congress. According to bloggerQian Liexian[zh], the official statement about Wang's dismissal is: “His photo distorted the spirit of congress and made the speaker acting like pleading guilty, which generated a very bad political effect.” Wang Lili hitherto hasn't found his job.

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