Guo Meimei Red Cross Controversy Pissing Off Chinese Netizens

Guo Meimei pointing at you.

Perhaps the most popular controversy on the Chinese internet over the past week has been about a 20-year-old Chinese girl named Guo Meimei, her wealth, and how her wealth may have come from corruption in the Red Cross Society of China. Many incredible twists and turns have occurred in this ongoing controversy that has confused many, so below is a translation of a Chinese reporter’s effort to explain how this story has developed so far, as well as the latest updates involving Chinese netizens petitioning the Australian embassy to deny Guo Meimei a visa to prevent her from fleeing China.

From ifeng:

This morning, when Guo Meimei appeared at the Beijing Capital International Airport and was besieged by over 10 media reporters, the “Guo Meimei showing off wealth” internet controversy reached a climax in the real offline world.

Since June 21st when Guo Meimei first was exposed on microblogs for showing off her wealth, until yesterday when she posted 3 apologetic microblog posts in succession, just how did a 20-year-old young girl come to be besieged by netizens? And why is it that the statements of the relevant government organs and companies are unable to get the trust of netizens?

This reporter, while putting together the path this incident took as it spread on the internet, discovered that over 7 days, she made one lie after another, and we believe that her lies will definitely be exposed.

Guo Meimei's Sina Weibo profile page.

1. Incident begins (June 21st evening)

June 21st evening, a netizen discovered the Sina Weibo verified user “Guo Meimei baby” [“郭美美baby”] really liked to show off her wealth, and even identified herself as the “Business General Manager of Red Cross Society”. Within 2 hours, her microblog was shared over a thousand times.

Guo Meimei: The Red Cross Commerce that I am at and the Red Cross Society of China have a partnership; Red Cross Commerce is a commercial business and is of a different nature from the Red Cross Association.

Red Cross society of China: No response.

2. Human Flesh Search (June 21st evening onward)

Parties involved: Red Cross society of China, Sina Weibo.

June 21st evening onward, netizens began a “massive human flesh search“.

Netizens discovered Guo Meimei’s Netease photo album [see photos below] and her information on the 58.com automotive sales website. She has had plastic surgery before, previously rented in Shenzhen and Beijing, dressed and decorated her room very ordinarily, and was using a domestic clam shell mobile phone [not foreign name brand like Apple, Samsung, or Nokia].

Yet in less than 2 years, she’s moved into a large villa, is driving a luxury sports car, and has suddenly become rich.

Guo Meimei:

2008: Renting, using a domestic mobile phone, selling cars.

2011: Upgraded to a sports car and villa [detached single-family home].

Red Cross society of China: No “Red Cross Commerce”, no “Business General Manager” position, and no employee by the name of “Guo Meimei”.

Sina Weibo: Guo Meimei’s identity/profession was initially verified as an actress and later personally applied to have her profession changed to “Business General Manager of Red Cross society”. Sina’s existing verification procedures are not strict.

Guo Meimei and her Maserati sports car.

3. Getting to the bottom of the matter (June 22nd noon onward)

Parties involved: Red Cross Society of China, Shenzhen Tian Lue Group, Red Cross Society of China Business Systems.

A netizen “uncovered” Guo Meimei as a car model under the Shenzhen Tian Lue Group banner, has close relations with the group’s upper level management, and even came to know Red Cross Society of China Vice President Guo Changjiang through the Tian Lue Group.

June 24th evening, the Red Cross Society of China, Red Cross Society of China Business Systems, and Tian Lue Holding Group issued statements regarding the “Guo Meimei Incident”.

Statements:

Red Cross Society of China: Vice President Guo Changjiang has no contact with Tian Lue Group’s Chairman of the Board Qiu Zhenliang. We have already reported this matter to the public security organ, and have decided to launch legal proceedings.

Red Cross Society of China Business Systems: We have never authorized Tian Lue Group to conduct any fund-raising activities, much less divided/embezzled money from donations.

Shenzhen Tian Lue Group: No relationship with Guo Meimei.

4. More developments (June 22nd afternoon onward)

The Guo Meimei Showing Off Wealth Incident continued to develop, with the content of her latest microblog update having already been reposted/shared over 100,000 times.

On the Tianya website, a picture began circulating that detailed the relationships in the Guo Meimei Incident, with Guo Meimei at the center, and the Red Cross Society, Red Cross Business Systems, Tian Lue Group and others arranged around her.

The people and organizations/companies involved in the Guo Meimei Incident: Guo Changjiang, Guo Dengfeng, Red Cross Society of China, Red Cross Society of China Business Systems, Tian Lue Group.

Guo Meimei at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

5. Ridicule and jeering (June 25th)

On the afternoon of the 26th, Guo Meimei one again posted a statement on her microblog, continuing to distance herself from having a connection to the Red Cross Society.

However, she did not respond to what netizens cared about which is the issue of her sudden wealth, and the style/tone of her speech was completely different from before, resulting in wide-ranging skepticism and suspicion.

6. Apology (June 26th afternoon)

“Guo Meimei Baby” posted three microblog messages in succession [1, 2, 3]: “I have already received severe criticism and condemnation from family and friends! These past few days, I have been reflecting on the harm and headaches I have caused everyone with my thoughtless behavior and hope netizens will stop creating a fuss. I have decided to use even more time to reflect upon myself and educate myself!”

“Guo Meimei Baby” said: “I ignorantly claimed that I was a ‘Business General Manager for Red Cross Society” on Sina Weibo, and for the damage to the reputation of the Red Cross Society of China and the public misunderstandings that my ignorant behavior has caused, I deeply apologize! I have never worked at the Red Cross Society, and this identity was something I completely fabricated.”

7. Follow-up (June 26th evening)

Locations: Hou Xian Dai Cheng [a residential community in Beijing], Beijing Capital International Airport.

June 26th around 8 o’clock in the evening, netizens “uncovered” that Guo Meimei’s mother is currently moving at Hou Xian Dai Cheng. At around 10 o’clock at night, a netizen posted on their microblog that Guo Meimei is on a flight returning to Beijing, and publicized the flight number, arrival time, seat number, etc.

This early morning at 1:30am, Guo Meimei appeared wearing a black t-shirt and red shorts, a cap worn low over her face, and a website journalist following her asking questions, but she didn’t provide many responses and left immediately after getting in a taxi.

Guo Meimei at the Beijing Capital International Airport.Guo Meimei at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

Guo Meimei at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

Guo Meimei at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

Guo Meimei at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

Guo Meimei at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

From Tianya: (deleted, no longer accessible, some reposts here and here)

Guo Meimei: Australia is not your safe harbor

Regarding further developments in the “Guo Meimei baby” incident, yesterday while she was flying from Shenzhen to Beijing, there were netizens constantly broadcasting her itinerary on their microblogs. Upon arriving at Beijing, this girl calmly and with a low-profile got on a taxi and left. However, according to netizens at the scene and media reports, someone was on the telephone with her throughout it all, instructing her on how to act/what to do. And not long after her person left, two new postings appeared on her microblog [another different account], ridiculing netizens and expressing that in two days, she will leave China for Australia. [Sina] Weibo netizen @三爷笑人生 made a screenshot of these microblog messages, and several minutes later, these microblog postings were deleted, but netizen @三爷笑人生 already saved the evidence.

Guo Meimei on an different Sina Weibo account mocking netizens, saying she and her mother will be going to Australia.

Her first message: Coming to the end, next week running off to Australia with Mommy, leaving this lousy place, hahaha.

Her second message: Can’t handle it anymore…

Given that this girl is the main character involved in the Red Cross Society’s corruption case, if she leaves the country, it will interfere with determining the illegal origins of the Maserati luxury car, dozens of LV bags, the luxury villa, etc, and the whereabouts of the people’s donations will become a mystery. [Sina] Weibo netizen 三爷笑人生 issued a call online to collect signatures on the internet and call the Australian embassy in China, requesting that the Australian government suspend the visas for Guo Meimei and her mother. Amongst them, netizens 无弦 无歌 and 中山首里 have already called the embassy asking the Australian government to suspend the visas for Guo Meimei and her mother and received a response from the Australian embassy personnel saying they are already aware of the internet incident and will relay the message to their superiors. The Australian Embassy telephone is: 010-51404111.

After netizen 三爷笑人生 posted his call, he received enthusiastic responses from netizens, with the number of microblog reposts breaking the thousands, with innumerable netizens calling the Australian embassy’s telephone, asking the Australian government to suspend Guo Meimei and her mother’s visas. At the same time, the signature collection campaign initiated by 三爷笑人生 has already broken into the thousands. Some netizens have worried whether or not this Weibo microblog account belongs to Guo Meimei, but according to netizens in the know, this Weibo account is Guo Meimei’s secondary account; and it was because not many people know of this account that she dared to reveal that she was leaving the country and mock netizens. The reason why netizens are so angry with this incident is due to not knowing where the money the public donates goes and with the suspects involved being able to escape [with their ill-gotten gains] and live happily without consequences.

Guo Meimei and her mother.

Guo Meimei and her mother.

Comments from Tianya: (no longer available)

无弦无歌:

The Australian Embassy can communicate in Chinese. Their attitude is very harmonious and civilized, not bad~~

wowmh:

The departments and people involved in this incident remain calm and relaxed as still water. We still haven’t heard any actual meaningful explanations. Public opinion, like the people, is just a fart [to those in power, public opinion is powerless].

我是谢俊威:

Where did the money come from, why delete postings, don’t think about fleeing so long as these aren’t explained.

yyapp2006:

The key is morality and law, to avoid the private use of donations and corruption, I hope the government will thoroughly investigate this matter…

墨姐在啃扒肘子:

Don’t ride the same transportation as this girl.

God is going to punish her.

Our power is weak after all.

Now everything depends on whether or not God will open his eyes.

江一拍:

Support, the truth must be presented to netizens!

羡慕嫉妒恨l:

Getting soy sauce… Is there a shortage of corruption in China??? This matter will eventually pass, there are too many “black hands” behind the scenes, whose power is too strong…

笛里关山之:

With so many corrupt officials all around us we turn a blind eye, yet bark furiously at a pretty face.

黑色的幸福:

Ding, will call for all my friends to call tomorrow…
Another thing, could it be a decoy, changing to another country?? Everyone pay close attention…

nina0113:

Soon this post will probably be deleted again, as any post about her that is getting some attention will be identified and all locked/censored, to stop the lowly people from organizing, stop them from exercising supervision! Let those “black hands” behind the scenes continue their arrogance! Continue stirring up trouble! If in the end this matter is [intentionally] left unresolved, then let us all just live our lives numbly in the future! Let us all be zombies!

沸水麒麟:

We should take precautions, netizens hurry and call the Canadian and New Zealand embassies and apply pressure. These two places were formerly gathering places for the children of government officials, then gathering places for the children of the wealthy, and if Guo MM isn’t able to flee to Australia, her next step I bet will be to apply for visas to these two places!!!

妖公子宸羽:

The government is probably already really regretting allowing the internet in this country. If they hadn’t, and it were like in the past where it was closed-end [information] management, how nice it would be, and nothing would be uncovered or exposed…

天仙妹妹的粉丝:

[She] must be a mistress. Everything else that websites are trying to make this matter into I think are just speculation trying to make a bigger fuss.

过邻盯洋:

If she’s gone, it can protect a lot of people.

风过无痕520521:

Looking on [standing around and just spectating] won’t change China, but we can change ourselves.
If Guo Meimei Baby is able to escape this, then this country is already unable to be saved. At least I will no longer ever donate even half a mao [10 cents] of money. I’d rather donate it to Libya, because at least they’re courageous and upright people!!

Photographs of Guo Meimei:

Below is a collection of photographs from Guo Meimei’s NetEase photo album which was made public following a Chinese netizen human flesh search, many showing her before her plastic surgery. Also included are a number of photographs Guo Meimei posted on her Sina Weibo account. Many of them show off her expensive possessions and rich lifestyle, which is what first caught the attention of Chinese netizens and led them to question her self-proclaimed profession as a “Business General Manager for the Red Cross Society” and whether or not her lifestyle was somehow funded by money donated to the Red Cross Society.

Guo Meimei and her middle finger.

There are currently screenshots circulating that allegedly show Guo Meimei boasting on Sina Weibo that she will buy out Sina, as well as rumors that she has already fled to Hawaii. Her secondary Sina Weibo account where she first ridiculed netizens by saying she would be going to Australia currently shows a photo of a tropical beach and some icons of a plane, rainbow, and speed boat.

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  • Cardaver

    The pouty pictures are a real turn-off for me, it’s just kinda annoying

    I’m not so sure I like the human flesh searches, it’s creepy how fast strangers can find out everything about you

    • http://encyclopediadramatica.com/China Elijah

      I agree, the heavy make-up is also unattractive. Plus you can see the effect it’s having already in the last photo. Look at her skin complexion.

      However, I’ll say that at least she has some tits after the surgery, cause before she was as curvy as a runway…

      But I have to say that I love her hair, great styling, nice length and texture is nice.

      As for the scandal, I have no doubt that she got rich so suddenly through some shady dealings, but so far there’s no proof of anything and saying something to contrary is just slander or libel.

      Who knows? Maybe she was a contestant in a contest for men with more than 30 Million RMB………

      Or maybe she’s just an ultra successful whor- I mean mistress.

      Till I see some solid proof, I’ll be eating my chips and dip.

      • TAKE5

        She has breast after surgery??… Really?

    • Ho Hum

      I wonder how many sweaty baijiu and cigarette-reeking executives have been up her? A fair few, I’d wager.

  • http://mysticalmagicpages.blogspot.com/ Tommy

    I’ve been told not to donate to mainland based charities before. But I haven’t seen any evidence that this girl is actually involved with the Red Cross. Didn’t the Chinese Red Cross have a scandal about a month ago?

  • Appalled@everything

    Need a little bit more time to digest this story, but on face value, it sounds like some fraudulence has been perpetrated, and I suspect she was a willing puppet.
    Probably she knowingly pretended to work for a charity (or thereabouts) and helped to embezzle funds by doing so.
    I doubt she was alone in doing it. She looks like a young, greedy and vacuous Chinese bimbo who was just enticed by the promise of wealth and luxury.

    As an Australian myself, I can say with some measure of confidence that the country knows a lot about China and it’s goings on and especially what with the giant Australian-Chinese community living in Australia but yet being always in the know of the home-soil (China) affairs; Australia’s relevant branches would just deny her entry if she had indeed committed fraud and embezzling. No sweat whatsoever.

    Not sure why this story need a huge gallery of her dumb photos, but in my honest opinion if I saw this girl on the street she wouldn’t even warrant a second glance.

    • marke

      More likely though, she simply chose what she thought would sound like a respectable employer/job.

      No doubt her apparent wealth comes from her acquaintance with rich men, and her fabricated stories are perhaps an attempt to avoid the judgements that come with such a lifestyle. Though I for one would not criticise it.

      Perhaps the big question is, who is the benefactor and where did he gain his wealth?

    • zuka

      I’m also living in Australia, and the Chinese netizen’s proactive approach to getting this girl denied a visa inspired me to call the immigration department and let them know.

      But then I realised that they probably already know, and that people under heavy suspicion of a crime aren’t allowed into the country. Nor are they allowed into America, I imagine.

      If this chick turns up in Melbourne or Sydney, we should organise a group of Chinasmack readers to egg her. Guilty or not guilty, it’d be fun to egg a girl who thinks she’s incredibly hot but is genuinely revolting.

      • Boris

        I was thinking of something similar with food as well, but it involved whipped cream and strawberries and… Christ, this summer heat does things to me.

        • zuka

          Dude, are you serious? She’s fucking disgusting.

          • Boris

            In God’s name, check out the picture of her playing the piano in a swimsuit and tell me you wouldn’t want to spend some quality time with her. If I was fooling around with her on a bed, the soundtrack running through my brain would be Kool and the Gang’s ‘Get down on it’. It seems you’d prefer James Brown’s ‘Get up offa that thing’, or maybe even ‘They want you, they want you, they want you as a new recruit!’ Back to the photo -perhaps you’d prefer Elton John sat there, tinkling the ivories, wearing nothing but a g-string?

          • Tengu

            And God love her, I bet she can’t even carry a tune…I bet she’s tight!

          • cb4242

            Zuka is right. There is nothing and I mean NOTHING that is attractive about this girl, not to mention when a woman that looks like crap and they think that they are all that really is disgusting. Not to mention too skinny. If I say her walking down the street in L.A., I wouldn’t even give her a second look. She’s not even close to average.

      • Appalled@everything

        lol @ “genuinely revolting” hehe well said and I agree.

        If it isn’t bad enough that she has no curves whatsoever, an ugly nose, lips like a weird swollen labia under her nose, eyes that suggest whispers of “come hither, daddy/uncle/teacher/local official and deflower me”, she would have to also go and be totally up her own ass to top it all, so there isn’t even the option of finding her ‘personality’ attractive.
        Horrible little skank, better than throwing eggs or other food at her, just put those giant Aussie bush cockroaches down her undies.

  • Ronon

    You should write an article about that chinese girl that wants to sell her virginity for a white Iphone 4.

  • Leo

    Little brat. There’s too many of them around.

  • marke

    Poor kid. Just someone’s mistress trying to give herself a little respectability by claiming to be a manager.

    The trouble will arise if her benefactor turns out to be a higher ranking red cross official, he certainly should not be that well paid!

  • Master C

    Red Cross Society of China?!? More religious incursions! Whats the China equivalent? Red Confucius Society? How about Red Taijitu Society? As for the florid wealth display, more noveau riche attitudes again.

    Wealth is NOT an end in itself. Try some higher civilisational values like ethics or loyalty to the culture. Otherwise come across as a money faced, money obsessed yob. Those who are truly secure in their wealth do not need to show it off.

    This is today’s lesson in identifying class distinctions.

    On another note : If they won’t accept being clad in moth silk, then offer them bondage in spider silk. If mulberry won’t do, then blood must. Fatherland China – weaving your fate, one strand at a time. – Quote by |-||-|

    • http://baihaifeng.blogspot.com Dr. Jones Jr.

      Technically they could go with the ‘Red Swastika Society’, as the swastika is a commonly used Hindu/Buddhist symbol and Buddhism is the religion most widely adhered to in China. There even was such an organization (listed in news clippings at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial, for instance) in China, before and during WWII.

      Somehow methinks that symbol might be misinterpreted in this post-WWII era….

      A better option: Given that Confucianism is only a semi-religion and seems to lack recognizable symbols, the most authentically native Chinese religious symbol to use would be the Taoist Yin-Yang.

  • Hongjian

    abduct her from australia or any other country she fled, bring her back to China, rape her, cook her alive in boiling oil and hang her remains over TAM, while releasing the footages of her painful death to the internet.

    this is how one should deal with corrupt scumbags who are thinking that fleeing to the west will solve all their problems.

    seriously. the non-corrupted members overseas Chinese communities in the west should band together into triads and actively abduct and kill these scums who are fleeing to their countries. may these shitheads get terrorized anywhere they are.

    • DUXESTLUX

      question is: how many chinese in the world would not behave the same way if they could?

      • Bill

        [question is: how many PEOPLE in the world would not behave the same way if they could?]

        corrected; try not to be such a prick

        • DUXESTLUX

          untrue, we are not the same on this regard, asshole

          • http://www.eveninarcadia.com Anise

            Yeah, because all that American capital flight, or the wealthy protecting themselves by pulling out of the states is done by upstanding American citizens that haven’t taking the country for all it’s worth.

            Oh, I forgot, the American government just made it acceptable for crooks and scammers to stay in the states. They just made it an institution and called it “the financial market” and gave them free reign over politics with Superpacs.

            Yeah, we aren’t the same. We’re far more idiotic.

    • Anon

      You have the Chinese mixed up with some cannibal tribe. Were you high when you posted?

    • marke

      You already put her to trial? She is probably guilty of no more than having a rich boyfriend, and of simply trying to pretend she earned her expensive belongings in ways other than the simple truth of youth and sex appeal.

      She just happened to foolishly choose a charity as her chosen imaginary employer.

      • Hongjian

        If you know china and chinese, you will notice that corruption stems exactly from being relative or just by knowing other corrupt people.
        “Guanxi” is what we call it. and the emperors of the old times knew exactly how to deal with this: the convict will be executed along with his whole family, relatives and even the people he knew and people who happed to know him up and down to nine generations.
        Just like the practice of ‘vaporizing’, as described by George Orwell in nineteen-eighty-four…

        being a mistress of a corrupt fuck is pretty much earning one a high-ranking place within the “nine-generation rule”, if anything.

        China should reintroduce this. Along with LingChi, the death by thousand cuts for corrupt people.

        Chinese culture is at fault for corruption and incompetence. Lu Xun wrote about it about a centruy ago already.
        Only constant terror and cultural revolution can solve it.

        • marke

          Sure, there is corruption.
          But you seem more worried about someone apparently having more than you without going through the process of finding out what was really happening.

          The sort of blind authoritarianism you are wanting will do far more harm to the country than all the petty corruptions combined.

          Should you get the society you want, you will need to ensure you are very high up in the levels of authority, because in such systems the corruption of absolute power spares no-one from brutality.

        • http://www.killerjo.net Maocunt

          “relatives and even the people he knew and people who happed to know him up and down to nine generations.”

          If i recalled correctly, executing people down to nine generations only happened one time in China and that is against a Loyal official who refused to rewrite “false history” in favor of the Yongle Emperor after Yongle Emperor illegitimately took over the throne. The Emperors of the old time nor today CCP or you know how to deal with corruption.

      • Tengu

        I agree with you!

    • marke

      People don’t think much, do they? Put something in print and everyone is immediately off and running after the first thought.

      No-one stops and thinks through a bit before baying off into the wood like a bunch of noisy foolish hounds.

      • Tengu

        @ Marke

        See above, I agree with you, may not have been apparent. Wasn’t agreeing with the “Death by a Thousand Cuts” or “Vaporizing” options…they seem a little extreme for a kid who is more than likely a bumpkin who wanted to appear more special then she was.

        • marke

          Hi Tengu, .. I posted again before your comment came up. I’d just gone back and read it again and was even more astounded at the leap of logic of the masses. I’m glad to see some one else trying to analyse it a little more deeply.

          Of course,t there is that chance they may be right, but it seems more likely they are not, and this is now a self propagation wave of petty jealousy and hatred..

          This does serve to illustrate the great danger of this developing mode of judgement by the masses.

          • Appalled@everything

            Marke, please don’t forget, while your explanation of this story sounds very plausible, and actually I am inclined to agree with it, you are still only speculating.

            You, no more or less than we, know what actually happened.

            Everyone else here is speculating just like you.

            Except for a few who have decided she is 100% guilty and want her executed strangely.

          • tengu

            Well, no one actually knows what went on it seems, but I have to stand with both of you and agree anything said is just speculation.

            Having said that, I agree with Marke in his assessment. It does seem a tad of a lynch mob mentality. ( I had a beagle, I miss her!)

            She could in fact be a major swindler.
            BUT
            If I had to put my money on anything, I’d say she’s a kid who made up lot of bullshit, the extent of which may never be known.

            Sorry, maybe it’s because I’m from the US and I’ve seen the greed on Wall Street wreak havoc on the entire world and they’re still making more than most corrupt officials you can find in China or anywhere.
            AND
            Thee guys who cause the financial collapse still have nice offices, pay 15% taxes while I’m paying 35% and it’s all legal. We’re talking $300 mil and up for some of these guys. Same guys the brought down so many banks, ruined so many cities, so many philanthropic organizations, so many school systems, so many pension funds and made so many people lose their homes.

            No matter what this kid did, no matter who she’s fucking and no matter how much they stole ( if in fact she stole ANYTHING) ….neither one of them will do 1/1,000,000th of the financial damage done by Bernie Madoff to the ENTIRE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • marke

          Hi Tengu, .. I posted again before your comment came up. I’d just gone back and read it again and was even more astounded at the leap of logic of the masses. I’m glad to see some one else trying to analyse it a little more deeply.

          Of course, there is that chance they may be right, but it seems more likely they are not, and this is now a self propagation wave of petty jealousy and hatred..

          This does serve to illustrate the great danger of this developing mode of judgement by the masses.

    • kfu

      apparently you do not have the balls to do so. either put up or shut up hongjian.

      ‘fleeing to the west’…..coming from self-proclaimed coward living in germany under western rule you sure seem like to invite your own disasters. Keep posting little shit and let others know who you are so when you finally step a toe out of line we can properly torture you in a salt pit.

  • Eskil

    Regardless if she’s some corrupt mistress or just a young girl who likes to try and show off, this kind of twisted, aggressive mob behavior is wrong. It’s the 2011 version of a lynching. Are the filthy basement-dwellers using digital torches and pitchforks, too?

    • Hongjian

      Chinese Democracy.

    • Stimpy

      No, I think you don’t understand.

      It’s actually not really about the girl. But the girl is the link between the company and corruption. They are only using the girl (and her website etc) to try and get to the truth (if they find what they are looking for, I don’t know).

      Many people have thought that the Red Cross in China is corrupt. This type of thing only adds fuel to the fire.
      One thing I would ask is this- if you were going to choose any name of company on your fake profile page of WeiBo, wouldn’t a not-for-profit organisation like the Red Cross seem an odd choice? And not exactly very Chanel-LV-Prada??

      • marke

        In my mind, a lot of these charities world wide are “fairly corrupt”, for want of better words.

        I saw a report of recent legislation in a US state, laying down the law that for a charity to be legitimate, it must pass on a minimum of 20% to it’s supposed benefactors.

        That means a heck of a lot (80%!!?, and often more!) of your donated money is spent supporting people in some very highly paid management positions (and I know there are often a lot of volunteers, but feel they too are being a little exploited when they work for nothing, and the CEO, management etc are up there on hundreds of thousands per year and big bonuses).

        Granted, at the end of the day, they do some good, but it is farly expensive good.

      • Justin

        I agree that RCSC is probably not innocent of corruption, but I agree with many of the other posters who have said that it is highly unlikely that this tart a.) ascended to a top position within a charity organization at the tender age of 20 before she finished college and b.) masterminded the embezzlement of millions of yuan.

        Using the old Occam’s razor, it’s obvious that she is someone’s xiaosan. The unfortunate side effect of this is that it will further discredit the nascent non-profit sector and discourage philanthropy to the detriment of people hit by China’s yearly round of natural calamities. But maybe something good will come out of it, such as greater regulation of the non-profit sector.

  • Shanghairen

    “Australian Embassy, how can I help you?”

    “Yeah, I read about this girl online, and it sound like she’s a really bad person. Her name is Guo Meimei, and anyway, I was wondering if you could please deny her a visa to Australia.”

    “She’s really bad? And you know this from reading about her on the internet? Well then, we will certainly not issue her a visa.”

    Anyway, I hope she didn’t fall off the taxi after she got on it. Not safe.

  • Danny

    Go back to the kitchen and make me a goddamn sandwich.

  • Jess

    She is pretty and cute!

    I’m sure lots of guys here would love to have her as a girlfriend or wife?

    • eattot

      not really!
      they will fuck her but not marry her. because men also snobish. so, she is smart, plastic first then bid better price.
      to snobish men, the best way is more snobish to them.

  • Tengu

    I’m a little baffled by this entire story. If we go on the face value of the pictures, there is NO display of extravagant wealth. The kid has two necklaces, a green Hermes bag knock off, a Gucci bag and a Louis Vuitton that’s a knock off (print is off, bought my girlfriend the exact thing 3 years ago).

    She’s standing in front of a Maserati, in which case nothing can be deduced. She’s actually in a Mini Copper, but that’s all we know.

    She seems to own one bathing suit and doesn’t have too many clothes except for the “studio shots.”

    Her two necklaces are one cheap one and one which looks like it could be a David Yurman, but even if it is, not outrageously priced.

    She doesn’t have enough style for me to think she’s spent a lot of time in a Louis Vuitton, Chanel, or Hermes store. Girls pick things up quick…she didn’t.

    Anyone embezzling would immediately go for jewelry first, easily moved, easy to sell. You can walk out of the country with a couple of million dollars on your arms and no one will ask you a thing.

    My initial thought is she’s banging some moderately high placed chump and trying to make a splash for herself. Quite honestly she doesn’t look sophisticated to pull off a large embezzlement scandal…I have no idea what happened, but I have a feeling this kid is simply a money hungry dupe for someone who’s going to walk away and let her twist in the wind simply because she was stupid enough to open her mouth.

    If you have huge money….your pussy will keep her mouth shut. They get used to the life style, they don’t want to lose it and they learn fast. The better they look, the more elegant they are, the more gracious and well-mannered they appear…the faster they can move up the food chain.

    This kid’s clueless.

    • hoots

      my thoughts exactly.

    • Faye

      There are photos of her in a Maserati & Lamborghini, and she claimed she owns them. Also photo of a shelf of Hermes. The thing is not “she is too rich”, but she “became rich by being the Red Cross manager”.
      I followed all the evidences netizens have found, & don’t think there is really no relations between the girl and RC.

      • Tengu

        This kid doesn’t own Maserati or Lambo and I haven’t seen any pictures of her in a Lambo…picture of her here is in a Mini Cooper..

        In reality, she doesn’t have the arm strength to even drive a Lambo. Their logo isn’t a “Bull” for nothing.

    • Scott

      You’ve got it down pat. No signs of being kept well, just a bumpkin of a used little girl looking to do lewd for reward.

    • http://www.eveninarcadia.com Anise

      I agree. It is quite telling that she used the RC as her fake job though. If the least that happens is a movement towards ending corruption in one of China’s largest charities, then so be it. At the end of the day, she’s to blame for her unwanted attention. I mean, what else was she expecting from her online posts and photos?

  • david

    its people like this that make me wonder how and why someone like her father doesn’t slap the shit out of her.
    who cares who she is, she is nothing.
    a car, nice clothes or an apartment doesn’t mean anything.
    all that shit can disappear, and what is left is what you were born with…just yourself.
    she is nothing but a person looking for attention.
    don’t give her anymore.

    in fact, why don’t us netizens find her and sell her to some stupid laowai and maybe can take her to the states where she will find a job in the land of “opportunity” as a waitress or better yet
    let her make porn because after a few rounds in bed she will be tossed aside like the rest.

    she is nothing more than an insecure child.

    not important folks

  • Lilicat

    she’s coming to AUS ?? Jeez…

  • 平凡人

    Charity organizations being corrupted is nothing new, also happens in other parts of the world. However, she being a staff and being able to orchestrate the whole deal; I struggle to believe. A young pretty gal with lots of money and expensive toys is nothing new as a lot of foolish “powerful” men can do wonders for them. Whether she is related to the charity organization is questionable, however, she has a “sugar daddy” behind her, no doubt about it unless her father is rich.

    • Skepticist

      I really think you’re reading it wrong. The red cross says they had nothing to do with it, so it seems her entire story is fabricated.

  • diverdude

    Wow. Reading these posts it is now a bit clearer to me how such an atrocity as the ‘Cultural Revolution’ came to pass.
    Seems to me that many ‘people’ have a high degree of hate in their psyche and will use any excuse to unleash it. Particularly if it is tagging along in the mob-mentality.
    Will they take the next step and unleash brutal, vicious violence? News accounts unfortunately seem to indicate the answer to this is a resounding ‘yes’.

    Homo Sapien sure seems to have a penchant for persecution and violence. I hope I never get on the wrong side of the mob.

    • Justin

      Thanks for recognizing this phenomenon as a human thing and not an exclusively Chinese thing. As the Milliken Experiments demonstrated, “If Hitler asked you to kill someone, would you do it? Probably yes.”

      • Justin

        sorry, that’s the Milgram experiment, not Milliken. Milliken was someone else entirely.

      • fabulous

        Similar thanks from me too.
        Obviously this isn’t a purely Chinese phenomenon.
        Let’s stop blaming everything on the Chinese.
        Only the most racist commenter stoops to generalizations.
        My Chinese friends never committed any atrocities.
        On the other hand, other ‘people’ are far from perfect.
        Not mentioning any names. (V_______r)

        As the Pavlov experiments demonstrated.
        “Saliva can be stimulated in dogs with a metronome?”
        Check his results.
        He proved it.

    • Kong

      This is what happens when there is no trust in a short-term justice system. China is pretty good at looking at things in the long term, but it is not succeeding at implementing justice in the short-term and keeping people happy.

    • marke

      There is truth in these comment from both Diverdude and Justin.

  • Skepticist

    What plastic surgery is it then? I see photoshop in the alien shaped faces in some of the pics, but what else?

    • eattot

      maybe men can not see.
      eyes first then cut off some bones at cheeks, so that face is smaller.
      most korean actress do this.
      but bad thing is, very easy to get old. because the whole face lost srpport.

  • GodsHammer

    And she’s not even that pretty… I can literally throw a stone and hit lustier wenches on any given friday night outside most Shanghai KTV…

    • Boris

      If I got the chance I’d bang her. Heck, I’d bang her mother. Great story on many different fronts. Good work Fauna.

      • marke

        Ha ha! With you on both counts Boris!
        There sure are a lot of very picky men on internet forums, aren’t there?

        No doubt all these guys are very, very handsome, very rich, have huge schlongs and so can afford to have such exquisite requirements for female beauty!

      • donscarletti

        I bet there is more than one guy in Australia rubbing his hands together at the thought of her fresh off the boat and needing something solid to cling on to.

        • Boris

          I hope the government executes her before she manages to get there. As long as I can find out where she’s buried! Now THAT’S what I call a human flesh search!

        • tengu

          Such a romantic….good point!

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  • Another Jon

    Most likely she is just bragging and actually is a mistress for a high level dude. Made up the story about being a business manager to hide the fact she is a mistress. At 20 yrs, I don’t think she has the skills nor the education to handle an actuall position like that. The most likely position she has been in is the missionary.

  • Ray

    Since the Brotha lonely is not here,

    What she had was not plastic surgery, but loneliness.

  • 老美

    This is pretty funny honestly, I know that Maserati and I used to live in the same complex. 后现代城 and that’s the C区 parking lot, up past the school in the place where people like to park when there are no more spots left. Ain’t her car at all, she just got her picture taken with it. A lot of those other photos are pretty obviously from previous 团购 deals. Girl ain’t rich, she drives a mini and is at best a low-level actress trying to make a name for herself.

    • Jeff

      probably a silly little girl who wants to be a model, pose in front of someone elses parked car, wear 200RMB wardrobe,moms little chihuahua. now take photos and upload them.
      Models speech :-I speak several language member of the fred hollows foundation an do international peace keeping for the red cross blee blah blee blah – no different to all the university graduates of the developeding fince and business coledge [sic.] of science – every fruitloop having a MA or PhD not worth a turd idiots I put up with.
      netizen idiots…. whats new? find any REAL corruption yet? or just bullying little girls? meh!

  • Regina

    She has one of the ugliest noses I’ve ever seen.

    • Boris

      Do I detect a hint of jealousy? My libido hadn’t really paid much attention to that part of her anatomy. ; )
      Q: What’s nasal sex?
      A: Fuck knows!

      • Skepticist

        Ah, damn, now I need to wipe the tea of of my screen and keyboard….

      • Skepticist

        Ah, damn, now I need to wipe the tea off of my screen and keyboard….

      • tengu

        Q: What’s nasal sex?
        A: Fuck Nose!

  • MadeInChina

    She’s coming to oz? Get outta the way everyone! Single guy looking for scandalous girl to have sex with. Anyone got any info on her itinerary as to when she’s arriving? Send it my way please. I did say the magic word…sex.

  • Bill

    Clearly a mistress of some corrupt government official in Beijing. (probably picked her up on a trip through Shenzhen). The question is which official?

  • roger dodger

    wow isn’t she a lovely girl, one big ray of sunshine. Can’t believe this B.S is popular

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    China: welcome to yourself.

  • ##BlothaLonely##

    Just another bunch of lonely sha B (including guo mm)

  • Jess

    Did she make it to Australia in the end?

    • tony ray

      yep, she is one of the cleaners at my work.
      oh and steve from virgonia or whatever its called, china was always bankrupt bro, it is just america who had money and now are broke.

  • mr. weiner

    Isn’t she just being a good example of what Dung xiao Ping said: “It is glorious to be rich”?

  • http://unblockfacebookinchina.info/vpn-in-china Rod

    I still don’t really understand what happened.

    Nice to come across some sexy photos though.

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    • Jess

      So Guo Meimei’s boyfriend is 46, lucky guy!

      • James

        Haters… leave her alone.

  • mastersausage

    ChinaSmack has made it to the Jew York Times!
    happy smacking, baby!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/04/world/asia/04china.html?_r=1

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  • http://www.economic-undertow.com/ steve from virginia

    Silly complaints by public leaves China’s policy makers in a bind. The ‘New New China’ won’t have thousands of Guo Meimeis working 14 hour days in grim sheds making sneakers, lawn furniture and poisoned dog food for Americans any more. Instead, they will be hitting the shops buying crap they don’t need with money they don’t have.

    Just like (bankrupt) America!

    If China cannot make the transition from a slave state to a ‘consumer paradise’ the China economic ‘miracle’ is finished. Sad part is, if China makes the transition to a consumer paradise, the economic miracle is also finished. China is trapped: it has made an historical error and has pissed on the Mandate of Heaven by accepting the American Waste- Based economy without any questions.

    In the USA, everyone is a Guo Meimei, showing off their crap. America is bankrupt and so is China. Have a nice day, I hope you enjoy your hyperinflation.

  • fanfan

    i hope we can keep on questioning.

  • http://psp.gameswizard.info Rain

    So innocent looking girl. Just hope she can still hang on while people hound her over the “corruption” issue.

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  • JaGa

    she is cute. how can i find her ID or email address? if some one know it please send it to me.

  • jiayi

    There’s something about her big puffy face I absolutely cannot stand. I think it’s that nose. She looks like she’s been hit in the face with a frying pan. Or should I say wok.
    And those soulless dead fish eyes. Yuck yuck yuck.

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