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Chinese online commentator calls police after being threatened for criticising ‘backwards’ Lunar New Year custom

A Chinese blogger has asked for police help after claiming he was being cyberbullied for criticising the traditional custom of kowtowing to the elders during Lunar New Year.Huang Zhijie runs an influential account called You You Lu Ming (a line from an ancient poem that means roughly “the calling of the deer”) on several platforms.On Saturday he posted on WeChat that he had been physically threatened and his family had received numerous menacing phone calls after he described the ancient…


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