Cartoon: Bus Explosion Anxiety

Although Chinese media are playing down reports of bus blasts in southwestern Kunming, and authorities dismissed a Uighur separatist group’s claims of responsibility for these incidents, many Chinese urban residents start to feel the terror effect while the Beijing Olympics approaches. The following cartoon captured such anxiety. From


– Why don’t we get on this bus?
– Something is wrong. Let’s wait for the next one.

[The ads on the bus reads: “Summer Passion Explodes -JJ Bar”]


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