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FALQs: Spreading Rumors and Police Reprimand Under Chinese Law

Posted by: Laney Zhang

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. It was recently reported that Dr. Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who was among the first to raise the alarm about the coronavirus disease (now named COVID-19) and died after contracting the virus from a patient, had been reprimanded by the police for “spreading rumors.” On his Weibo …