A hearse carrying the coffin of American journalist and author Andre Vltchek is driven into the forensic medicine institution building for an examination in Istanbul. Photo: AP A hearse carrying the coffin of American journalist and author Andre Vltchek is driven into the forensic medicine institution building for an examination in Istanbul. Photo: AP
A hearse carrying the coffin of American journalist and author Andre Vltchek is driven into the forensic medicine institution building for an examination in Istanbul. Photo: AP

Death of pro-China US journalist sparks grief and conspiracy theories on Weibo

  • Andre Vltchek, a self-described communist, was a regular contributor to state-run China Daily, defending Beijing’s policies on Xinjiang and Hong Kong
  • News of his death has circulated widely on popular microblogging site Weibo, with one commenter praising him as a ‘communist fighter’ and ‘friend of the Chinese people’

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
A hearse carrying the coffin of American journalist and author Andre Vltchek is driven into the forensic medicine institution building for an examination in Istanbul. Photo: AP A hearse carrying the coffin of American journalist and author Andre Vltchek is driven into the forensic medicine institution building for an examination in Istanbul. Photo: AP
A hearse carrying the coffin of American journalist and author Andre Vltchek is driven into the forensic medicine institution building for an examination in Istanbul. Photo: AP
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