Marine geologist Wang Pinxian, 85, is seen with viewers’ bullet comments on the background of one of his posts on Chinese social video-sharing platform Bilibili. Photo: Handout
Marine geologist Wang Pinxian, 85, is seen with viewers’ bullet comments on the background of one of his posts on Chinese social video-sharing platform Bilibili. Photo: Handout

Bilibili: 85-year-old marine geologist becomes China’s latest social media star as science education gains mass appeal

  • Wang Pinxian, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, accumulated 280,000 followers in less than a week on Bilibili
  • His two posts on the popular video-sharing platform attracted more than 2 million views by Monday afternoon

Marine geologist Wang Pinxian, 85, is seen with viewers’ bullet comments on the background of one of his posts on Chinese social video-sharing platform Bilibili. Photo: Handout
Marine geologist Wang Pinxian, 85, is seen with viewers’ bullet comments on the background of one of his posts on Chinese social video-sharing platform Bilibili. Photo: Handout
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