Don’t ask for whom the knell is ringing, it is for everyone.
A whistleblowing Chinese doctor who tried to warn the world about a new coronavirus died of the disease on 7 Feb 2020.
Dr Li Wenliang (李文亮), 33, an ophthalmologist at a hospital in Wuhan, the city at the epicentre of the outbreak, was one of eight people reprimanded by Wuhan police last month for spreading “illegal and false” information about the coronavirus.
On the same day, some people describe Li as a hero on social media. But currently, most of those messages are hidden or deleted on the Chinese social media platform such as Qzone, Moment of WeChat, Zhihu, Weibo, etc. However, the Chinese government official media press, People’s Daily post the message on Twitter, but do nothing on Chinese platforms:
We deeply mourn the death of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang … After all-effort rescue, Li passed away on 2:58 am, Feb. 7.People’s Daily’s tweet
We deeply mourn the death of #Wuhan doctor Li wenliang, who unfortunately got infected with novel #Coronavirus while battling with the epidemic. After all-effort rescue, Li passed away on 2:58 am, Feb. 7. pic.twitter.com/mbYA3wB4pn— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) February 6, 2020
Different actions for inside-GFW and outside-GFW are not unexpected.
I deeply hope everyone has their own independent thinking, try to get more information, make the right decision, learn more from history before repeating it. Don’t forget the conscience of human beings, share the correct information and let others share it too, make it public knowledge. Meanwhile, say a sorry to someone who should be apologized.
Justice delayed is justice denied. Rest In Peace, Doctor Li.