On March 27, netizen “Suyan” posted a picture of a woman and a young, barefoot girl in tattered clothes shackled in chains on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo with captions asking, “Is she shackled in chains? Why isn’t she wearing shoes? Who is the woman with her?” After the post was forwarded hundreds of times, journalists picked up the story, and police were notified. However, after reviewing CCTV footage, they decided there was no cause for investigation, claiming the child was merely holding a chain. The decision not to investigate disappointed netizens concerned with the girl’s well-being.