CHINESE ANTI-U.S. BLOGGER MOCKED
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].”