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Blogger’s Account be banned for strike disrespectful pose before the Martyrs Cemetery

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China mainland media reported on July 18th, Prosecutors in Xinjiang are investigating a Chinese travel blogger accused of posing disrespectfully at the Kangxiwa Martyrs’ Cemetery, more than 4,000 meters above sea level, after he posted photos of himself stand by the graves of martyrs.

According to his profile on Tik Tok, a short video platform owned by the company “Toutiao”, the blogger says he has a master degree in finance from UCD, one of Europe’s top business university, and he is in a 40-country round-the-world travelling. After receiving the complaint, The travel blogger’s account has been permanently banned on “Jinri Toutiao” after the company received the report.

The report said, the Kangxiwa Martyrs’ Cemetery, 4,280 meters above sea level, contains “martyrs who sacrificed their lives guarding the border” of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The gravestones of Chen Hongjun, Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) who died in the Galawan Valley conflict between China and India in June 2020 also stand here.

On May 18, the account was still updating when browsing it. The latest content was a video of Kailash’s trip, but the post that caused the controversy cannot be seen already.

The issue of patriotism has become increasingly sensitive in China’s ever-rising nationalistic cyberspace. In recent years, some blasphemous remarks and behaviors on the Internet have been punished by the government’s law enforcement departments and criticized by netizens.

So far, Xinjiang prosecutors have contacted cultural and tourism authorities and suggested that those involved be put on a tourism blacklist. Local prosecutors have joined military prosecutors in visiting the Kangxiwa Martyrs’ Cemetery to urge the strengthening of management and prevent further desecration of the martyrs.”

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