Online Nationalists Pose a Dilemma for China’s Image-Making

By Adam Minter

06 Apr 2022 · 4 min read

Extremist bloggers provide a bulwark against pressure for a more liberal society. But Beijing faces risks as a Twitter translation site shares the vitriol with the outside world.

Chinese state television reported last week that the U.S. uses Ukrainian civilians as lab rats for biological experiments. The clip has received more than 6.5 million views, and generated more than 83,000 thumbs-up votes on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo social media site.

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