MITBBS, the main online gathering place of overseas Chinese students and professionals was seen to be under direct control of Chinese embassy.
A military forum moderator 'roseriver' was believed to be the granddaughter of former communists tycoon Chen Yun, Chen Xiaodan. The discussion was swiftly killed, and IDs participated the discussion were believed to be banned by emabssy employee who held root password. The disciplinary action was not conducted by the moderator, thus the allegation.
Chen Xiaodan was criticized on using marked police convey as escort when she touring with friends.
MITBBS boasted itself as the free voice of oversea Chinese intellectuals.