china galwan casualties: Chinese blogger jailed for 8 months for questioning pla casualties in galwan clash with indian army
A popular Chinese blogger cast doubt on the official number of Chinese soldiers killed in the Galwan Valley clash last year. The blogger said that in reality the number of Chinese soldiers who died could be much higher. After this, China sentenced the blogger to eight months in jail. Blogger Chio Jiming, 38, was found guilty by China of ‘insulting martyrs’. Jimming is the first person to be sentenced under this provision after an amendment to China’s criminal law.
Relations between India and China had strained in June last year. 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in the skirmish between the armies of the two countries in Galwan Valley. Since then, after India and China, several rounds of talks have also taken place. After months of silence, China admitted in February this year that four of its soldiers were killed in a skirmish with Indian troops in the Galwan Valley.
However, Jimming cast doubt on this, saying that the number was too high. Jimming has more than 2.5 million followers on the Weibo platform, which is called Twitter of China. Jiming’s account on Weibo has now been banned. Chinese police have arrested 6 people since February for commenting on the clashes in Galvan.
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