Ordinary Chinese blame America for the Russian plane crash

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Makeshift memorial to crash victims at St. Petersburg airport. 17 kids were among the victims

October 31, 2015

South China Insight

Translated by Kristina Rus



Chinese online users do not hide what side of the global stand-off they are on

Ordinary Chinese about the crash of Russian airplane in Egypt: “Vile Americans and their dirty deeds”

The news about the crash of the Russian passenger plane in Egypt was immediately broadcast in Chinese media and attracted the attention of ordinary Chinese. Article on Sina News was followed by the following comments:

“Vile Americans and their dirty deeds … monsters” (86 likes) Shaanxi, XI’an

“The Americans are beasts” Shandong, Qingdao

“God, I pray for them” Jiangsu, Suzhou

“What happened? Another MH370?” Henan, Zhengzhou

“Again, the Americans!” Guizhou, Li Du

From the other comments only the guest from South China Guangzhou stands out: 

“Are only students posting in comments? USA, USA! No one yet figured out what happened. You only blame the US for everything, and besides the US – you only talk about what to eat, drink and crap! You all have problems with your brains!” (13 likes)

On the state website of “International review” (“Huanzhu Shibao”) comments did not differ in diversity of opinions:

“America’s revenge did not take long.” (480 likes) Jiangsu, Nantong

“The hand of American gangsters is behind all this!” (145 likes), Tianjin

“Mourning for the victims of the Russian people” (129 likes) Henan Nanyang

“99% it is connected to the USA” (38 likes) Jiangsu Wuxi

The Airbus of company “Kogalymavia” (also Metrojet), flying on October 31 from Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) to St. Petersburg, disappeared from radar screens 23 minutes after takeoff. On board were from 212 to 217 passengers (mostly Russian tourists) and seven crew members. 

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