The famous Chinese humanities and art blogger “Shield B” posted a painting on his microblog, in which a chain turns into a big snake, chasing and biting the victim.
The “Chain Girl” incident in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, shook the country, and the issue of trafficking and abuse of women and children became a topic of social concern. Some in the Chinese art community have launched the “Break the Chain” campaign to create art to care for the victims, while also targeting officials who are trying to cover up the truth.
One of the famous Chinese humanities and art bloggers, “Shield B,” who was part of the “Break the Chain Initiative,” posted a painting on his Weibo account in which the chain is transformed into a large snake that chases and bites the victim. Another post by “Shield B” is a “secondary creation” that spoofs the 2021 Chinese comedy film “Hello, Li Huanying”. In the screenshot of the movie, the actor Shen Teng as “Shen Guanglin” is teaching singing, but he taught four times, people are still not satisfied; then, people said to “Shen Guanglin”: “the main you four times four kinds of ah! ” This spoof line is a double-entendre satire of the four explanations given by the Chinese Communist authorities for the “chained woman” incident, but there are four versions.
Another post by “Shield B” is a “secondary creation” that spoofs the 2021 Chinese comedy film “Hello, Li Huanying”. (Screenshot)
Another participant in the “Break the Chain” campaign, French architect, poet, artist, critic and curator “Paris Wild City,” also posted a picture on Weibo calling for an end to human trafficking in English.
French architect, poet, artist, critic and curator “Paris Wild City” also posted a picture on Weibo calling for an end to human trafficking in English. (Screenshot)
Food blogger “Chengdu Boss Xie”, who is also involved in the “Break the Chain” campaign, also posted a picture on his Weibo account. The picture shows a poor hen in a necklock, laying eight eggs. “Chengdu Xie boss” also pointed out mockingly with the text: “#Fengxian woman who gave birth to eight children was set up to investigate whether the crazy county has taken the advanced family planning award.”
The famous Chinese food blogger “Chengdu Boss Xie” also posted a picture on his Weibo account of a poor hen with eight eggs in a neck lock. (Web screenshot)
Chinese opinion leaders were generally unimpressed with the results of the investigation into the “chained woman” case released Wednesday by Jiangsu province. Luo Meisheng, a well-known history blogger with 4.361 million followers, posted a series of posts on his Weibo account, pushing back against the Jiangsu authorities’ claims.
Luo Meisheng, a well-known history blogger with 4.361 million followers, posted a series of posts on her Weibo account to counter the claims made by Jiangsu authorities. Her post had 166,000 likes. (Web screenshot)
Luo Meisheng pointed out sarcastically, “Dong Zhimin (Dong Zhimin, the “husband” of the abducted woman in chains): Happy, you’ve made an outstanding example for women abduction, isn’t it better for everyone to abduct in the future? The wife is solved, the offspring is solved, and by the way, the government also gives to raise children. It’s ridiculous. Can you do something serious? Who wants to see you help the poor? You are asked to solve the illegal act of trafficking, you have become a warmth and love activities? And who wants to see if Dong’s mother is doing well, she is also a harborer.” As of Wednesday evening Beijing time, her posting had 166,000 likes.
In January 2022, a case of kidnapping and human trafficking of women came to light in Huankou Township, Feng County, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province. A video of a mentally abnormal and imprisoned woman who allegedly gave birth to eight children went viral, and the incident eventually sparked a huge public controversy as multiple investigators uncovered the truth. During this period, the local government at all levels issued four announcements, but none of them quelled public anger. Public opinion used the incident to call on the government to protect rural Chinese women and those suffering from mental illness, to combat trafficking and sexual abuse of women and children in rural China, and to question the malfeasance of the local government in the case.