Chinese Miniblog Reactions to NK Nuke Test

WSJ reporter Josh Chin has compiled some Chinese Weibo reactions to the North Korean nuclear test I mentioned earlier. Here’s an example:

North Korea lights off nuclear fireworks to ring in the new year. If China continues to tolerate this thug nation, we will lose big.” – Yao Bo, social commentator

It makes for some interesting reading and I strongly suspect accurately reflects Chinese public opinion. Don’t underestimate that opinion. If Kim continues to go out of his way to insult the Chinese which he knows he’s doing as well as they do, the Mandate of Heaven might be withdrawn from his rulership.

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Comments

  1. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    It pains me to say it, but it might be best for all concerned if China were to pop this particular little zit.




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  2. legion says:

    It makes for some interesting reading and I strongly suspect accurately reflects Chinese public opinion.

    If we’re able to see it on this side of the Great Firewall, doesn’t that imply it’s also the opinion of the Chinese gov’t? Sounds like they are really trying to make it known that they are getting tired of this bullshit.




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  3. Dave Schuler says:

    @legion:

    An interesting observation and I think it’s generally true that if it’s not being suppressed the CCP doesn’t have a problem with it. However, my understanding is that the “Great Firewall” doesn’t prevent us from searching and reading Chinese sites but prevents users in China from searching or accessing certain sites outside China.




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