By Lu Chen, Epoch Times and Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times | September 12, 2013
The Chinese authorities have stepped up their propaganda against rambunctiousness on the Internet, most recently by enlisting a well-known real estate developer to participate in a 15 minute video segment where he expresses support for the Party’s ongoing crackdown.
Pan Shiyi is a real estate mogul with 16 million followers, known as a Big V, meaning a verified account, on the Sina Weibo microblog. The term Big V is often synonymous with celebrity and some degree of influence in Chinese society. Pan was one of the first group of users on Weibo to test the platform….(…)