fredag 31. desember 2021

Three detained in Beijing for ‘spreading rumours’ about famous actress Tong Liya and senior Chinese official

Beijing police announced on Wednesday that three people had been detained for allegedly spreading a rumour that famous Chinese actress Tong Liya, 38, and a senior mainland official had recently married. The rumour, which started weeks ago in a post seen by several South China Morning Post reporters, was heavily censored on the mainland, and nearly all written or screen-captured versions have been scrubbed on the Chinese internet. The three suspects included two men, one surnamed Wei, 35, and another surnamed Tang, 36. A 43-year-old woman surnamed Zhou was also detained.