Chinese reporter's spectacular eye-roll sparks viral memes and censorship

Chinese reporter's spectacular eye-roll sparks viral memes and censorship
 

For years foreign correspondents have debated whether to boycott the pantomime press conferences Beijing uses to present a facade of transparency during its annual political summits.
On Tuesday one Chinese journalist hinted – in side-splitting fashion – at which side of the row she was on with an eye-roll so theatrical it set the internet alight and – in these politically treacherous times – may also have landed her in trouble.
The eye-roll in question came in response to a characteristically servile question at one of the heavily-scripted press conferences held on the sidelines of China’s... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 165
Source: Guardian
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