IJMC Mis-Addressed In China

                     IJMC - Mis-Addressed In China

This one could definately be urban legend but it makes for a good story 
nonetheless. I wonder whatever happenned to the poor guy, although 
someone lived to tell the tale...                                 -dave

Internet is becoming popularized in China. More and more people
have opened an email account. However, there are still some problems with
this new media. Mis-delivery is a serious one. Last week a Beida graduate
student called Li Na tried to send a "have a try" email to his classmate
Zhao Wen-Jian, but that message was sent to Mr. Li Peng, one of the top
leaders in China, by mistake. As a result, Mr. Li was surprised by the
following message: "Hi, Fatty: How are you? This is only a try.  By the way,
the yellow joke you told last night is just great."

The next day, Li Na received an email from "security@zhongnanhai.cn"
in which he was told:"We have evidence to proof that you have been tapping
the highest security hotlines of government.Any attempt to bug the tele-
phone talk of country leaders is illegal."

Footnote: Li Peng is the Premire who ordered to kill Peking students
	  in Tiananmen Square in 1989 crackdown.

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