According to the South China Morning Post, earlier this year, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) received a proposal from its deputies, calling on the top legislature to pass the “Suggestion on Comprehensively Carrying Out Mosquito Eradication.” However, recently, the country’s National Health Commission officially turned down the proposal, saying “research on innovative mosquito control techniques remains relatively weak.”

As soon as the news came out, criticism from Chinese internet users arose. Here are some of the most liked comments