In a very brief Weibo post on October 29, the public security bureau of Ningcheng County, Chifeng City in Inner Mongolia, announced that it had detained a Kuaishou live-streamer for 15 days after he disrespected the national anthem.

The post contained only a single picture of what appeared to be a blurred-out screenshot of the live-streamer, whose last name is Wang. According to the bureau’s statement, the offense—singing “March of the Volunteers” mockingly—occurred in November of last year, although police didn’t receive a tip until this past month.

Wang told police that he had done the stunt on purpose in order to attract fans. No further details were provided about his performance, live-streaming identity, or popularity.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.