“Instagram of China” is blocked in Tiananmen Square Incident


Mobile phone shows the APP interface of Xiaohongshu

Xiaohongshu is compared to Instagram

A social media account on a popular Chinese e-commerce site was blocked after posting on the anniversary of the crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989.

“Please say it out loud. What day is it today?” An account of Xiaohongshu posted on Weibo.

Posts to 14 million followers were quickly deleted.

Currently, the page has been replaced with a message that it is under investigation for legal violations.

Xiaohongshu has not yet publicly commented on this issue. As of Monday morning, the Weibo account remained locked, but the app, which has millions of users, was still working.

It’s unclear if the post was intended to mention crackdowns.One person who is familiar with the situation Told the Wall Street Journal The post was not linked to the anniversary.

The Xiaohongshu, backed by Chinese internet giants Alibaba and Tencent, is called the Chinese e-commerce Instagram and is mainly used by young Chinese women in the city.

It has the same name as the famous quoted book by Mao Zedong, the father of the Chinese Communist Party, and is called the “Little Red Book” in Chinese.

Xiaohongshu regularly posts questions on social media posts, and makes similar posts to commemorate the weekend.

The anniversary of the crackdown on Tiananmen Square is very sensitive in China, and the ruling party regularly works to commemorate the day when Chinese troops suppressed protests for democratization in Beijing on June 4, 1989. It is suppressing.

The death toll is estimated to be in the hundreds to thousands.

On Friday, Hong Kong democratic activist Chou Han Tan Arrested for facilitating an unauthorized rally. Mr. Chow is the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance, which organizes an annual memorial rally for the victims of the crackdown.

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