(Breitbart) For Chinese political dissidents fortunate enough to have a high profile, the Chinese government has manufactured a new way to keep them from causing communist officials any trouble: sending them off to vacations during key events dissidents would protest.
The Agence France-Presse reports that a total of eight activists told the agency they have been flown far from the capital during major government events to expensive vacation resorts. "Every time there is an important national event I'm taken on vacation," Xu Xiangyu, a longtime activist, told the agency. Xu has protested the government for years, accusing Chinese officials of demolishing her house without giving her compensation. Another political activist, He Depu, was shipped off to the island of Hainan during a gathering of national communist party officials.