CHINA / SOCIETY
UPDATE: Blogger in SW China’s Sichuan arrested after confessing insults toward PLA martyrs
Published: Feb 21, 2021 01:09 PM

China on Friday unveiled for the first time details of the Chinese casualties involved in the border clash with the Indian military in Galwan Valley LAC, prompting many to flood social media platforms to mourn the late heroes and their sacrifices made in fighting for the country. Chen Xiangrong



Following the arrests of two Web users who slung mud at the People's Liberation Army(PLA) heroes who were killed in the Galwan Valley border clash with India, a blogger in Southwest China's Sichuan Province confessed his misdeeds for having insulted the martyrs on Sunday, and he has been arrested. 

The 25-year-old Web user, surnamed Yang, was reported to the local police in Sichuan's Mianyang by netizens on Saturday for having posted smears toward the PLA soldiers, who fought in the China-India border clash. Under social pressure, Yang confessed to the police the following day, and he was given seven days of detention, according to a statement by the local police.

The notice of the arrest was published on the official WeChat account of the Beijing police on Sunday. It said that they had received a report on Saturday of a person aged 28, surnamed Chen, publishing insulting comments in a group chat about the PLA soldiers who died when dealing with the Indian military's illegal trespassing in the Galwan Valley. 

The comments sparked fury among other members in the group, who later reported his remarks to the police. The case was quickly investigated, and local police found Chen on Saturday evening, who said he had done it to vent his emotions.

Chen was detained, and the case is undergoing further investigation. 

Police in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, detained an online blogger, surnamed Qiu and known as Labixiaoqiu online, for insulting the fallen heroes on Saturday. The police were hailed by the Chinese public for their quick reaction and giving the proper punishment to the slanderer, whose Weibo account with more than 2.5 million followers was also suspended.

China on Friday unveiled for the first time details of the Chinese casualties involved in the border clash with the Indian military in Galwan Valley LAC, prompting many to flood social media platforms to mourn the late heroes and their sacrifices made in fighting for the country. 

A law that came into effect on May 1, 2018 stipulates that it is illegal to defame the country's heroes and martyrs. 

Global Times


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