It was surely an exciting night for Chinese netizens last night when Xinhua, the official news agency of China, announced that Bo Xilai, who has been the center of recent political drama in Beijing, was removed from both the Politburo and the Central Committee of the CCP; and that Bo’s wife, Bugo Kailai, was arrested for the death of British man Neil Heywood. Netizens onSina Weibo have been talking since and trying to make sense of the recent twists of events that could surprise the best playwright.

Among the different voices, one particular stream can be summarized in one question, that is, “what if it wasn’t a Briton that got killed?” At the heart of the question is the long-existing dissatisfaction with Chinese government’s favorable treatments of foreigners vs. its own citizens.