It was a post like it is found millions of times a day on Chinese social media: “You are the source and target of all my tenderness,” wrote a 28-year-old. But there two reasons why her tweet on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, is special in socio-political terms. The author is the well-known national football player Li Ying. And the declaration of love is for her friend, the influencer Chen Leilei.
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