BY DAVID WERTIME
"One hundred and thirty-four days later, I returned home. My wife said I looked thin, and a bit tired."
These appear to have been the words of Wang Gongquan, a Chinese venture capitalist turned activist, in a post this week on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter, that has since been deleted.
If so, it marks a surprising, if brief, re-engagement with social media, the same medium that helped land Wang in Communist Party cross-hairs in the first place.
The billionaire Wang has been known as an outspoken liberal voice for years, a rarity among wealthy Chinese. In 2005, Wang met and befriended rights activist Xu Zhiyong and later supported the New Citizens Movement that Xu had co-founded, which called for Chinese citizens to "bid farewell to autocracy."
Authorities arrested Wang in September 2013 - on the same charges on which Xu had been detained months earlier - and released Wang on January 22, declaring that he had confessed to joining Xu in criminal behaviour.
Xu was sentenced on January 26 to four years in prison for "gathering crowds to disturb public order," which included "public spaces on the Internet."
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