China Reacts to Death of Michael Jackson

As news about the death of Michael Jackson broke and mourners overwhelmed websites around the globe, the story was also top news on sites in China. chinaSMACK translates reactions of Chinese netizens:

新浪上海网友:

Pathetic countrymen, it is just a single foreign entertainment star. At most, it is regrettable, but is this worth all of you being so miserable? Truly making a fuss over nothing.

新浪上海网友:

A single foreign entertainment star? Please find another “single” [star] that can be compared to him. Those who do not have memories of MJ do not reply. “Miserable” we are not, but our hearts definitely are very upset, because what has been lost is not just a person, but also our wonderful memories.

Xinhua published a tribute to Jackson while china.org.cn records reactions of passersby in Beijing.

In honor of Michael Jackson, here is footage of an imitator performing in China in 2006:

Update: Danwei collects images of newspaper front pages reporting Jackson’s death.

June 26, 2009 7:22 PM
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