China's Best Actor: Wen Jiabao
China's Best Actor: Wen Jiabao is a book published by Chinese dissident author Yu Jie on August 16 in Hong Kong. The book is "a scathing critique" of China's premier Wen Jiabao, arguing that Wen's warm, empathic public persona was simply a facade, and that he shared the same goals of other Chinese leaders. It includes sections such as "How the myth of Wen Jiabao was created?" and "Skeptical view of online conversation between Wen Jiabao and netizens". Yu Jie wanted to use this book to "give a wake up call to all people who have fantasy on Wen Jiabao". Because Yu's books had been banned in mainland China due to his dissident politics, he published China's Best Actor in Hong Kong. He was detained by security officials in July 2010 to discuss the upcoming publication. According to Yu, one official stated that his book was "harming state security and the national interest", and if it were published, Yu would probably be imprisoned "for many years". Yu nonetheless proceeded with publication of the book in August. On 8 October 2010, Yu's good friend Liu Xiaobo was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.