TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (Nov. 30) of a Chinese streamer who disappeared after splashing paint on a poster of Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) two years ago, with the woman saying she has been released from a mental hospital and is subject to ongoing government surveillance.
During a live online broadcast at 6:40 a.m. on July 4, 2018, in front of the Hainan Airlines office in Shanghai’s Lujiazui area, Chinese streamer Dong Yaoqiong (董瑤瓊), who goes by the Twitter handle “feefeefly,” announced that she was protesting Xi Jinping’s “authoritarian tyranny” and the Chinese Communist Party’s “mind control persecution.” She then splashed black ink on a portrait of the portly Chinese dictator and shouted “Oppose Xi Jinping authoritarian tyranny!”
By 3 p.m. that day, she posted a tweet saying, “There are a group of uniformed men outside my door. I will change my clothes and go out shortly. I have committed no crime. It is the organization that has harmed me that has committed the crime.” Her Twitter account then quickly disappeared, her video was no longer accessible, and she was not heard from again for two years.
On Monday (Nov. 30), Dong, now known by many as “Ink Girl” for her bold act of defiance, suddenly appeared in a video on Twitter. In the video, she said that she has been released from a psychiatric facility for the second time this year and assigned to work in a local government department.
She said that it was a job in name only and alleged that, in fact, it was a way for authorities to surveil her. Dong said her movements are tightly restricted and that her job consists of answering the phone and typing up documents.
Dong announced that she is taking to Twitter because “I don’t fear