Chinese man jailed for stamping on Genghis Khan’s portrait

A Chinese man has been jailed for one year by a court in the Inner Mongolia for inciting hatred and disrupting social order by destroying a portrait of the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan. Luo pleaded guilty for the incident which happened in May and said he would not appeal when he appeared at Ejin Horo People’s Court last Tuesday. Khan, the founder of Mongol Empire, is revered by many ethnic Mongols. Luo shared a video of him stomping on a portrait of Khan on the video-sharing platform Kuaishou. It was shot in a Mongolian yurt (tent) in Yinchuan, capital of north western China’s Ningxia province. The video went viral and enraged local residents. Police in Inner Mongolia began to investigate after they received complaints and arrested him.