The report included a photo of two employees burning books in front of the public library in Zhenyuan, Gansu province. Photo: HandoutThe report included a photo of two employees burning books in front of the public library in Zhenyuan, Gansu province. Photo: Handout
The report included a photo of two employees burning books in front of the public library in Zhenyuan, Gansu province. Photo: Handout

Chinese library sparks outrage over report staff burned ‘banned books’

  • Employees set fire to 65 ‘illegal publications’ in front of building after ‘thorough clean-up’
  • Social media users draw comparisons with actions of Qin dynasty emperor believed to have ordered texts to be burned and scholars to be buried alive
Topic |   China Society
The report included a photo of two employees burning books in front of the public library in Zhenyuan, Gansu province. Photo: HandoutThe report included a photo of two employees burning books in front of the public library in Zhenyuan, Gansu province. Photo: Handout
The report included a photo of two employees burning books in front of the public library in Zhenyuan, Gansu province. Photo: Handout
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