Beijing-based Global Times (环球时报) is owned by the People’s Daily and presents a more sensational, and therefore popular, official version of international news. The Global Times website has become an online gathering place for Chinese nationalists. CDT has translated some recent comments from the site below. While it is absolutely true that the nameless, faceless behavior of people online often tends to be extreme, these messages do reveal the more aggressive “patriotic” sentiments that have also been seen in some of the recent anti-West protests.
(1) These posts are in response to an article about the Foreign Correspondents Club of China, which released a press statement regarding a deteriorating environment for foreign reporters in China. According to the press statement, more than 10 journalists have received death threats as a result of popular outrage over perceived Western media bias. In response to the Global Times article about the Club’s statement, over 450 comments had been posted as of May 3, 22:42pm (Beijing time). Below are the most recent. None were left out.
The song lyrics I love are: “When friends come I bring out good liquor, when the jackals come, I bring out the hunting rifle.” I’d like to add line: “People who fart through the mouth, will get shit stuffed down their throats by me!”
Foreign reporters out of China!
Are these assholes finished or what? These beasts are annoying as hell, fucking chattering all day. These bastards make one want to throw up. [I] strongly advocate tossing them into the Taiwan Strait to fill it up. They’re like flies. Disgusting. Are these half-breeds trying to sicken Chinese people to death?
When the eight united armies invaded China, they made China pay indemnities. Too bad, that’s all history now! But even
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