Old Version
Netizen Watch

Most Circulated Post

“Since our first online commemoration in 2012, we have received a growing number of retweets, from 200 to over 20,000. It means that more and more people will remember Wang Wei and he will never leave us. 81192 (the number of Wang’s fighter), welcome back home!”

By NewsChina Updated Jun.1

On April 1, 2001, 31-year-old pilot Wang Wei died when his fighter collided with an American surveillance aircraft which, according to Chinese media reports, strayed into China’s exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea. 
While his body was not located after a two-week search for his downed plane, Wang was declared dead and proclaimed a martyr. On the 15th anniversary of his death, an official microblog account commemorating his death was published by the police department of Jiangning, Jiangsu Province.