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Court in China's Guangdong jails 24 over posts on Xi Jinping's family

Updated: Feb 22


China's Maoming City, Guangdong Province police, being unable to arrest the overseas owners of a website that posted online personal information of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Emperor Xi Jinping's daughter and brother-in-law, fabricated a story and seized 24 people, tortured them to give confessions, had them prosecuted, and were rewarded by the Central Government for their success. The 'leader' 20-year-old Niu Tengyu was sentenced to 14 years!


This is China's rule BY law! This is the real face of Emperor Xi Jinping!


China's CCP itself does not even comply with ICCPR, and yet it sits on the UN Security Council as a Permanent Member!


Because they are the biggest threat to world peace and stability, throw CCP out of the UN Security Council: e.g. COVID-19!


Western democracies: please condemn CCP for all political prisoners held in China, and demand they are released immediately!



Further references:

  • Apple Daily 21 February 2021 'Mainland authorities tell lawyers to stay out of case involving leaked details of Xi Jinping’s daughter'

  • Apple Daily 22 February 2021 'Defendant in China’s EsuWiki case jailed on trumped-up charges, family says'

  • Apple Daily 28 January 2021 'Woman claims Chinese police ‘planted evidence’ to convict son of leaking Xi daughter’s details'

  • RFA 26 January 2021 [Cantonese, original release]

  • China News Center (images)



Court in China's Guangdong Jails 24 Over Posts on Xi Jinping's Family

RFA 27 January 2021


Authorities in the southern province of Guangdong have jailed the administrator of a wiki-based forum for 14 years after a post revealed personal information about the close family of ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping, RFA has learned. Niu Tengyu was handed a 14-year jail term on Dec. 30, 2020 by the Maonan District People's Court in Guangdong's Maoming city, which found him guilty of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," "violating others' privacy" and "running an illegal business," after a photo of Xi's daughter Xi Mingze was posted online. "My son was arrested in early August 2019 because Xi Mingze’s photo was posted on the Zhina Wiki site," Niu's mother told RFA in a recent interview. "After this was seen by the central government, a special task force was formed, and a large number of police officers were sent across the country to arrest people connected to the site," she said. The person in charge of that site couldn't be arrested because they were outside the country, Niu's mother said. "They were all found innocent after grueling interrogations, and released by local police ... who then tried to shift the blame to pin it on [Niu's] Esu Wiki site, and arrested all of them instead," she said. "There were vested interests at work in the Maoming police department ... which wanted this to be remembered as its contribution," Niu's mother said. "They then reported it to the Ministry of Public Security as a major case of collusion with anti-Chinese forces," she said. The court also handed down shorter jail terms to 23 other people associated with the site. Niu and his co-defendants plan to appeal. Esu Wiki started out as a subforum for sharing satirical and nationalistic memes mostly targeting celebrities on the Baidu Tieba forum.


Tortured by police Niu, a self-taught computer expert, was tortured by police to get him to "confess," his mother said. "They wanted him to confess to being the ringleader, so they started beating him, suspending him, and depriving him of sleep," she said. "These kids weren't even the ones who uploaded the photo, but they were used as scapegoats," Niu's mother said. "They were deprived of their human rights, and ... forced to confess, threatened, and intimidated every day." "One of [Niu's] arms is now permanently injured; he was beaten unconscious several times, then had cold water thrown over him, before being told to confess to being the ringleader," she said. New York-based democracy activist Chen Chuangchuang said the 24 were jailed for "violating others' privacy." "This is a political case, because it involves relatives of top CCP leaders," Chen said. "One photo was the ID card of Xi Jinping's daughter and the other related to Xi's brother-in-law Deng Jiagui." A lawyer who asked not to be named agreed that the case was highly political, pointing out that several wiki-style sites in China had been doxxing people for years with no reaction from the authorities. Several lawyers representing the defendants were forced to withdraw before the trial, the lawyer said. Reported by Yitong Wu and Chingman for RFA's Cantonese Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.



Niu Tengyu sentenced to 14 years! (RFA photo)

28 January 2021 update from RFA Cantonese language website:


惡俗維基」創始人向本台證實 習親屬信息外洩牛騰宇成替罪羊 The founder of the "vulgar wiki" confirmed to this station that the leak of information about Xi's relatives made a scapegoat for Niu Tengyu (RFA.org)


習近平女兒及姐夫個人信息外洩事件中,24名年輕人獲刑,其中被指為「主犯」、年僅20歲的牛騰宇被重判入獄14年,涉事網站創辦人肖彥銳在海外公開真相為牛騰宇嗚冤。肖彥銳懷疑牛騰宇遭報復是與他到香港圍觀「反送中」遊行有關,呼籲中共當局勿以法律手段對年輕人進行政治報復。(吳亦桐/程文報道)

In the case of the leak of personal information of Xi Jinping's daughter and brother-in-law , 24 young people were sentenced , including Niu Tengyu , 20 , who was accused of being the " main offender " , to 14 years in prison , and Xiao Yanrui , founder of the website involved , was convicted of exposing the truth overseas for Niu Tengyu . Xiao Yanrui suspected that Niu Tengyu's retaliation was related to his visit to Hong Kong to watch the "anti-delivery" march and called on the Chinese Communist Authorities not to use legal means to retaliate against young people. ( Reporting by Wu Yiwen / Cheng Wen )


在「惡俗維基」網當維護員的牛騰宇,疑受公安構陷,被指在網上披露習近平女兒習明澤和姐夫鄧家貴的個人身份信息,日前被判重刑。

Niu Tengyu, who worked as a maintenance officer on the vulgar Wiki website, is suspected of being framed by public security and has been sentenced to a heavy sentence for allegedly disclosing personally identifiable information about Xi Jinping's daughter Xi Mingze and brother-in-law Deng Jiagui online. ­­­


本台記者聯絡到目前居於日本曾先後有份創辦「惡俗維基」及「支那維基」的肖彥銳,他向本台還原事件真相,並澄清牛騰宇及其他被判刑者,與習明澤個人信息被洩露事件無關,直指廣東省茂名市網警為獻媚邀功炮製冤案。

Our reporter contacted Xiao Yanrui , who now lives in Japan and has set up a " vulgar wiki " and " Innawiki ", to restore the truth of the incident to this station, and to clarify that Niu Tengyu and other sentenced persons, not related to the disclosure of Xi Mingze's personal information, pointed out that the Maoming City Net Police in Guangdong Province for the purpose of making up the wrong case for the gift of invitation.


肖彥銳強調,最先發布習明澤信息的網站並非「惡俗維基」,2019年5月,習明澤及鄧家貴的身份證信息已曝光於「紅岸基金」、「支那維基」得網站,其後包括化名為楚晨的習明澤個人身份證、早年護照照片等信息,在推特等社交媒體廣泛蔓延。但因廣東網警無法將抓捕之手伸向海外,所以才將牛騰宇及「惡俗維基」的人員當作替罪羊。

Xiao stressed that the website that first published Xi Mingze's information was not a "bad wiki", and in May2019, Xi Mingze and Deng Jiagui's identity card information was exposed on the Red Bank Fund and Zenavik website, and subsequently included information such as Xi Mingze's personal ID card, early passport photo, which was changed to Chu Chen, and spread widely on social media such as Twitter. However, because the Guangdong Internet Police were unable to reach out overseas, they made the officers of Niu Tengyu and the 'bad wiki " a scapegoat .


肖彥銳說:2013年我跟另外一個朋友創立了「惡俗維基」,這個網站是不太涉及政治的。但是後面出現了「支那維基」網站,美國那邊有一個叫「紅岸基金會」網站。然後是通過「紅岸基金會」的人在國內有一些勢力,通過拉取公民的信息庫之後,查到了習近平女兒的名字、生日、身份證、出國的護照、還有後面改名的信息,她後面叫做楚晨。出來之後就掛到「紅岸基金會」上面,然後擱到「支那維基」上,跟「惡俗維基」沒有關係的,根本就是在胡亂抓人,是終還是把「惡俗維基」的人抓過去當替罪羊。

Xiao Yanrui said : In2013 , I and another friend founded a "vulgar wiki", which is not very political . But then there's the "Inawiki" website, and there's a website on the other side of the U.S. called the "Red Bank Foundation." Then through the "Red Bank Foundation" people in the country there are some forces, by pulling the citizen's information bank, found Xi Jinping's daughter's name, birthday, identity card, passport to go abroad, and later changed the name of the information, she later called Chu Chen. After coming out, it hangs on top of the "Red Bank Foundation" and then rests on the "Cynawiki", which has nothing to do with the "bad wiki", and is simply scratching people, whether it is finally or whether the "bad wiki" people are caught as scapegoats.


肖彥銳也表示,被稱為計算機天才的牛騰宇在生活中非常低調及有原則,也願意與很多年輕朋友分享他的專業知識,相信這令當局非常忌憚。

Xiao Yanrui also said that Niu Tengyu , known as a computer genius , is very low-key and principled in his life, and is willing to share his expertise with many young friends .


肖彥銳透露,2019年6月香港爆發「反送中」大遊行後,牛騰宇和他相約到達香港,短暫停留後,牛騰宇回到中國大陸,同年8月,兩人再在日本見面,牛騰宇歸國一周後即失蹤。

Xiao Yanrui revealed that in June 2019, after the outbreak of the anti-delivery [extradition law] parade in Hong Kong, Niu Tengyu and he arrived in Hong Kong, after a short stay, Niu Tengyu returned to Chinese mainland, in August of the same year, the two met again in Japan, Niu Tengyu disappeared a week after his return.


肖彥銳說:(2019年)6月22日,我跟牛騰宇去了一趟香港,我們是為去看看香港到底怎麼樣。牛騰宇他8月份的時候還來日本旅遊,來找我一起玩,但是8月16號回國以後,過了一個星期他就消失了。他不光是天才也是個非常慷慨的人,講過很多技術上的教程讓大家去效仿,反而因為他在網站這些技術,導致中國更加懷疑提供了太多的內部數據。牛騰宇是最無辜的,我認為完全是和政治相關的,中國完全就是一種報復。

"On June 22, 2019, I went to Hong Kong with Niu Tengyu to see how Hong Kong was doing, " Mr. Xiao said. Niu Tengyu also visited Japan in August to play with me, but after returning home on August 16th, he disappeared a week later. Not only is he a genius but also a very generous person, who has covered a lot of technical tutorials for everyone to follow, but because of his technology on the site, China is even more suspicious of providing too much internal data. Niu Tengyu is the most innocent, I think it is entirely political, China is a kind of revenge.


肖彥銳也曝光前天有數位判刑較輕人員已出獄,他們披露在裡面受到非人折磨,其中受到酷刑最嚴重的是牛騰宇。

Xiao Yanrui also revealed that the day before the previous day, a number of people with lighter sentences had been released from prison, and they disclosed that they had been subjected to torture inside, the most severe of which was that of Niu Tengyu.


肖彥銳說:目前出來的幾個人說了裡面的情況,全部都得了皮膚病,身上都爛掉了,有的人瘦得眼睛都大了一整圈,很少有睡覺的機會,目光也呆滯。他們透露過牛騰宇的情況,說牛騰宇一開始被國安關到酒店裡打,空調開的是16度,不讓他穿衣服,把他打暈之後又用冷水把他潑醒,國安一腳把他踢倒,然後打到樓梯間那個位置。

Xiao Yanrui said: The current out of several people said the situation inside, all have skin diseases, the body is rotten, some people thin eyes are big a whole circle, there is little chance of sleep, eyes are also sluggish. They revealed the situation of Niu Tengyu, said Niu Tengyu was first locked up in the hotel hit, air conditioning at 16 degrees, do not let him wear clothes, he fainted and then used cold water to wake him up, Guoan [police] kicked him down, and then hit the stairwell that position.


肖彥銳表示,很多被當局指控為罪證的數據都是來自中共內部系統,有很多是花錢或透過關係拿到;當局不敢讓案件真相大白,是在掩蓋一個腐敗的系統;另外當局在官媒報道、法律文件中都不敢直接提及習近平家屬名字,也不敢寫出真正曝光這些信息的「支那維基」和「紅岸基金會」等涉政網站。亦是擔憂有更多的年輕人效仿。他認為正是反映當局拿「惡俗維基」做替罪羊並政治案件假以法律操作的更深層原因。

Mr Xiao said many of the data accused by the authorities were from the Communist Party's internal system, many of which were paid for or obtained through relationships; the authorities were afraid to let the truth of the case come to light to cover up a corrupt system; and the authorities were afraid to mention the names of Mr Xi's family directly in official media reports and legal documents, nor to write political websites such as the Indo-Wiki and the Red Bank Foundation, which actually exposed the information. There are also concerns that more young people will follow suit. He believes that this is the deeper reason why the authorities have made scapegoats for "bad wikis" and that political cases have been falsely operated by law.


肖彥銳說:案情通報上面,它沒有提到「支那維基」、「紅岸基金會」,不光是習近平這個案件本身,更多的是「支那維基」上,記錄了中共在新疆和香港做下的種種罪行,它們是不敢提出這兩個名字,因為如果提出了可能引起很多人的興趣,它很害怕說未來大家都會有這種類似的網站去曝光中共所犯下的罪行,它必須這個苗頭掙掉。

Xiao Yanrui said : The case brief above, it did not mention the "Inawiki", "Red Bank Foundation", not only Xi Jinping 's case itself , but also the "Inawiki" , which documents the crimes committed by the Communist Party of China in Xinjiang and Hong Kong , they are afraid to put forward these two names, because if it is put forward that may arouse the interest of many people, it is afraid that in the future everyone will have such a similar website to expose the crimes committed by the Communist Party of China.

在這起內情不為人知的大抓捕發生後,一些不明人士在網絡上指稱肖彥銳「出賣信息」給當局,他的個人和家人的信息亦被大面積散播,亦讓一些受害者家人對他產生誤解。肖彥銳認為,這些中共當局正通過卑劣手段對其進行另類「網絡通緝」和報復。

After the unknown arrest, some unknown people on the Internet alleged that Xiao Yanrui had "betrayed information" to the authorities, and that information about him personally and his family had been widely spread, which had caused some of the victims' families to misunderstand him. Xiao Yanrui believes that these Communist authorities are using despicable means to make them alternative "cyber wanted" and revenge .


肖彥銳表示,早前遭受疑有中共背景的不明人士在網絡攻擊和部分家長的誤解,他已於一年半前退出網絡。雖然目前身處海外,但他感到尚存風險,家人也隨時受到當局壓力。

Mr Xiao said he had quit the network a year and a half ago after earlier cyber attacks and misunderstandings by unidentified people suspected of having a Communist Party background. Although currently overseas, he feels that there are risks and that his family is under pressure from the authorities at all time.


本台數次撥打廣東茂名茂南網警大隊電話,向對方瞭解案情,對方與同事交流後回答記者稱不清楚,並要求記者親自前去瞭解。

Our reporters several times dialed Guangdong Maoming Maonan network police brigade phone, to the other side to understand the case, the other side and colleagues after the exchange to answer reporters said not clear, and asked reporters to personally go to understand.


茂南網警大隊工作人員說:啊,啊,我不清楚,我不知道。我們不清楚情況啊,你有甚麼事情上來我們這邊瞭解吧。

Maonan network police brigade staff said: Ah, ah, I don't know, I don't know. We don't know what's going on.


就習近平女兒和姐夫個人身份信息外洩事件,廣東茂名市茂南法院於2020年12月30日將24人判罪,其中「惡俗維基」運維人員牛騰宇被指控為「主犯」獲刑14年。被判年輕人的家長近日擬集體上訴。

On December 30, 2020, the Maonan Court in Maoming City, Guangdong, convicted 24 people in the leak of personally identifiable information about Xi Jinping's daughter and brother-in-law, among whom Niu Tengyu, Wiki-operations officer, was sentenced to 14 years in prison. The parents of the young people sentenced are planning a class appeal.


本台已聯繫到另外的數名維權家長,將繼續呈現案件細節和追蹤事件進展。

Several other activist parents have been contacted and will continue to present details of the case and track the progress of the incident.




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