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RFI: First Person Detained after Beijing’s Communist Parade

Radio France Internationale (RFI) recently reported that a resident in Sichuan Province was detained on October 2, one day after the massive parade in Beijing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party taking power in China. The 24 year-old Qi Moulong made a comment in an online chat saying that the parade widely broadcasted on TV “didn’t have much to watch.” In the chat, he also questioned how much food the government had to provide to the people who participated in the parade. The police detained him the very next day and decided to keep him in a detention center for a total of seven days. Qi admitted he did make those comments. The Chinese government has been pushing a major patriotic tide across the country and the media are full of reports praising the parade and the military power that China demonstrated in the parade.

Source: RFI, October 2, 2019