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Chinese blogger Qiu Ziming charged over ‘malicious’ India border casualty posts

Police in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing have detained a popular blogger over social media posts that authorities say demeaned military casualties of a border clash with India.The Nanjing Bureau of Public Security said on Saturday that Qiu Ziming, 38, was charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a vague crime that carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.Qiu, a former reporter with the weekly Economic Observer, had 2.5 million followers on China’s Twitter-like platform…


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