China says netizens who spread rumors about Tianjin blasts, stock slide among 197 punished

August 31, 2015 4:17 AM

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China says netizens who spread rumors about Tianjin blasts, stock slide among 197 punished

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, a man takes photo for another near charred remains of new cars at a parking lot near the site of a warehouse explosion in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality. People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the country's stock market woes, state media reported Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) (The Associated Press)

BEIJING – People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the country's stock market woes, state media reported Monday.

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