Cryptocurrency Chinese media called for a boycott of the current blockchain-Blockchain conference of Bo’ao Forum for Asia, in the promo which was made by the actor in the image of the late leader Mao Zedong, reports Сoindesk.
A few hours after the start of the conference, organized by the company BiKuai in Chinese social networks Weibo and WeChat appeared the video, which guests of the forum welcomes the “Mao Zedong”.
“In the name of Mao Zedong — I would like to thank all those present today … And I wish this event was extremely successful”, — said the actor named Xu guoxiang.
The video immediately went viral, although his many reposts were censored by the state.
Several Chinese blockchain-media, including BTC123 Jinse and Finance, called this trick the organizers questionable from a legal point of view. They called for a boycott of the conference in the media to avoid any mention of Mao because of the possible reaction from the state.
It is noteworthy that the use of associations with senior Chinese leaders in commercial activities banned by China’s Ministry of Commerce since 2007.
Event organizers have already stated that the problem arose due to insufficient communication with the actor before the event.
“The audience appreciated the excellent speech Xue, who had expressed only his opinion and not the opinion of the organizers”, — stated in the message.
We will remind, earlier in the official Twitter of the late Sergei Mavrodi has a new tweet about the opening of “Mauro office” that provides services to exchange the old tickets, tokens MMM Mavro (MVR).