“Taiwan Expert” Gloats Over U.S. Ambassador’s Death

Recent developments in the Diaoyu Islands dispute have stoked jingoistic rhetoric in print and online, but netizens think someone has gone too far. Verified Weibo user @sunshineGaoyang, who identifies himself as the Editor-in-Chief of the CPPCC Journal: Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Weekly and a “Taiwan expert” wrote a venomous anti-U.S. and anti-Japan post today. (Whether genuine or through a technical sleight of hand, this post already has about 1700 comments.)

sunshineGaoyang: I just heard the delightful news that the U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed. I hope this kind of attack on U.S. officials sweeps the globe! We can aim higher, too, like the U.S. president, the secretary of state, vice secretary of state and all department heads! Let’s move a united front against Japan and the U.S.!

阳光高杨:【刚才欣闻美国驻利比亚大使遇难,希望这样的针对美国官员袭击尽快席卷全球!还可以将袭击目标往上抬高些,比如美国总统、国务卿、副国务卿,以及各部长!】让全世界反美反日的人民行动起来!

Below are a selection of comments in reaction to this jingoistic post:

BrilliantVillage: @HuXijin, come see your colleague! Think he’s read a lot of the Global Times?

光华村: @胡锡进 总编,看看你的同行!是否《环球时报》看多了?

coldmistjade999: The Beijing Evening Post wants to lob nukes and the CPPCC Journal wants a terrorist attack. This is the might of the Celestial Empire.

寒烟翠999:北京晚报要扔原子弹,人民政协报搞恐怖袭击,天朝威武

wulimashasaoChirp:  And he’s a Taiwan expert? No wonder Taiwan doesn’t want to come back.

乌里麻莎臊唧唧:就它还台湾问题专家?难怪台湾死活不肯回归

HuShufen: Taiwan expert? I fear for President Ma.

胡淑芬: 台湾问题专家?这下替马总统担心了。

black&old: Is China producing the next generation of fascists?

黑黑老:中国会成为新一轮法西斯党徒出产国?

xcroger: Go to North Korea then.

xcroger:你去朝鲜吧

cangtu2012: @usembassy, find out if this guy has family in the U.S.

仓土2012: @美国驻华大使馆 ,查此人家人是否在美国

HuadaoDavid: Brainwashed into terrorism, eh?

华道david:洗脑洗成恐怖分子啦?

TNTDoctor: This is the quality of China’s bricksperts. How f**king disgusting. No wonder China’s foreign relations are such a mess.

TNTDoctor:中国的砖家就这水平,太尼玛的坑爹了,怪不得中国外交一塌糊涂。

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