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China Jails Student for Mocking Tweet Posted from Minnesota

According to an announcement by the Wuchang District People’s Court on Wednesday, a Chinese student named Luo Daiqing was sentenced to six months in prison in the summer of 2019 for posting “comments and inappropriate images insulting to the leader of this country.”

The Chinese national flag is seen on a flagpole in Beijing on August 8, 2016. - Most of the five stars on the Chinese flags being used at medal ceremonies at the Rio Olympics are misaligned, officials said, prompting a diplomatic protest and online fury. (Photo by STR / AFP) …

China Confirms Wuhan Virus Infections in over 90% of Provinces

Chinese state media confirmed on Friday that the coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan has now infected 29 of China’s 31 provinces, a concession likely to be taken by critics as confirmation that the Chinese government has not been honest about how rapidly the disease is spreading. Increasingly draconian measures abruptly taken to combat the virus, such as effectively quarantining Wuhan and several other cities, convey the impression of a crisis that is much more serious than Beijing wanted to admit.

Chinese police officers wear protective masks as they patrol before the annual Spring Festival at a Beijing railway station on January 23, 2020 in Beijing, China. The number of cases of a deadly new coronavirus rose to over 500 in mainland China Wednesday as health officials locked down the city …