Pursue across provincial lines
From China Digital Space
跨省追捕 (kuā shěng zhuībǔ): captured across provincial lines
Wang’s post implied that local official took measures to ruin the land so that they could buy it at a lower price, because the required compensation is higher for cultivated land than for abandoned land. Wang's arrest led to a public outcry, eventually resulting in the Henan provincial police chief apologizing to Wang, who was later compensated for his ordeal.
After this case and other incidents of cross-provincial arrests (such as the case of Wu Baoquan), the phrase “captured across provincial lines” became a popular internet meme. Many sensitive or borderline-sensitive posts end half-jokingly with, “Please do not capture me across provincial lines,” or, “I don’t really understand what I just wrote; I just copied it from someone else, so don’t capture me across provincial lines.”