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A new species of beetle named after President Xi is blacklisted on Chinese social media

By Oiwan Lam A Chinese scientist recently published an article on Zootaxa, a peer-reviewed scientific journal for animal taxonomists, about the discovery of a new beetle species from Hainan Island called Rhyzodiastes (Temoana) xii. While the “xii” part of the name might just look like Roman numerals, it’s actually a reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping. The scientist, Wang Cheng Bin, […]