CHI­NESE ANTI-U.S. BLOG­GER MOCKED

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Chi­nese In­ter­net users re­cently made fun of an anti-u.s. blog­ger who in­jured his neck at Washington Dulles In­ter­na­tional Air­port af­ter get­ting his head stuck be­tween a wall and an escalator he was rid­ing on.

The blog­ger, known as Sima Nan, was taken to a lo­cal hospi­tal emer­gency room and later re­leased on Jan. 24.

Sev­eral well-known Chi­nese blog­gers on Twit­ter and the Chi­nese so­cial me­dia site Sina Weibo mocked Mr. Sima and sug­gested that he stopped crit­i­ciz­ing the United States since he was well cared for.

Mr. Sima is one of the many well-off Chi­nese who have rel­a­tives liv­ing and work­ing in the United States, in­clud­ing some of China’s most se­nior com­mu­nist lead­ers.

He wrote about the in­ci­dent on his blog and in­cluded pho­tos of him­self be­ing carted out of the air­port by emer­gency tech­ni­cians. He also threat­ened to sue the air­port over the in­ci­dent.

The In­ter­net chat­ter on the case in­cluded sev­eral Chi­nese blog­gers who joked that Mr. Sima was the tar­get of a U.S. in­tel­li­gence dirty tricks op­er­a­tion aimed at pro-bei­jing celebri­ties.

“The truth is U.S. im­pe­ri­al­ists have re­placed air­craft car­ri­ers with es­ca­la­tors as weapons, since they’re no longer able to pro­duce weapons of mass destruc­tion amid the eco­nomic re­ces­sion,” wrote Li Cheng­peng, a for­mer soc­cer com­men­ta­tor cur­rently run­ning as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date in lo­cal elec­tions in Chengdu, Sichuan Prov­ince.

“Mr. Sima Nan re­al­ized this, and he sac­ri­ficed him­self by test­ing this new weapon. He suc­cess­fully un­veiled a weapon that the im­pe­ri­al­ists are still de­vel­op­ing.”

Said an­other for­mer Chi­nese can­di­date, Wang Penghui:

“Given that Sima Nan has re­gained con­scious­ness and can now post mi­croblog mes­sages, he should now an­nounce that he is end­ing his treat­ment in the United States and go­ing back to his great moth­er­land for any fur­ther med­i­cal at­ten­tion. He shouldn’t for­get to take his re­ceipts from the hospi­tal for re­im­burse­ment or to fly Air China back home.”

Chi­nese econ­o­mist Han Zhiguo con­grat­u­lated Mr. Sima for “con­vinc­ing the Chi­nese to be­lieve that it feels so good to slam the United States while at the same time en­joy­ing life there.”

Li Nuoyan, an­other com­men­ta­tor, stated that Mr. Sima “trav­eled to the tiger’s lair do­ing United Front work in or­der to ap­ply to the PRC [Chi­nese] au­thor­i­ties for triple com­pen­sa­tion for over­time work dur­ing the Lu­nar New Year.”

Chi­nese his­to­rian Ma Yong wrote that Mr. Sima “should change his mind af­ter get­ting res­cued from this ac­ci­dent, and should re­al­ize that this wasn’t a U.S. plot.”

And Cai Fu­min, stated that Mr. Sima’s ac­ci­dent was “karma” and noted that “he sent his fam­ily to a coun­try that he con­stantly bad­mouths. He’s no dif­fer­ent from many cor­rupt gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials [in China].”

Mr. Sima, just prior to the in­ci­dent, posted a note on­line call­ing the United States “en­emy of the all the peo­ple of the world. It’s like a gi­gan­tic tu­mor.”

“Its mil­i­tary bases are all around the world,” Mr. Sima wrote. “All wars af­ter the Sec­ond World War were in­sti­gated, en­gi­neered, or started by the United States. Peo­ple around the world and gov­ern­ments of dif­fer­ent coun­tries are all ques­tion­ing [US for­eign pol­icy].”

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