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Kim Jong Il Death Still Echoing Online

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 9:46 pm (UTC+0)

The death of Kim Jong Il (金正日) on December 17 caused a stir in the Chinese blogosphere and many comparisons to China in the 70s. But there were also a lot of people unconcerned about his fate, and its relation to the Chinese people. Zheng Jianwei (郑建伟), a human rights lawyer, microblogged in response to […]

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Gadhafi Death Sparks Online Opinions in China

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 1:24 am (UTC+0)

Moammar Gadhafi’s (卡扎菲) death on Thursday shocked the Chinese nation, where attitudes toward the former Libyan (利比亚) leader are changing. There was a time when China described the former Libyan leader as “strongman” in the middle east.  But recently, State-owned media like Xinhua and have referred to him as a “madman.” On Sina Weibo, there is […]

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