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Social Media Users In China Are Celebrating Assassination Of Japan’s Former PM


While most of the world is mourning the death of Japan’s former Conservative Prime Minister Abe Shinzo some social media users in China are celebrating.

According to journalists in Asia, Chinese nationalists are going on the Chinese social media app Weibo to celebrate the assassination of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.

While the former Prime Minister of Japan was fighting for his life in a hospital after being fatally shot, Chinese nationalists on Weibo wished death upon Shinzo and even went as far as to call the assassin Tetsuya Yamagami a hero.

WION had more on the story:

The world is in shock after the terrible news about Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe’s demise was circulated Friday morning. Initially, the Japanese government confirmed that Abe had been shot in the western region of Nara. Later, public broadcaster NHK and Jiji news agencies confirmed that Abe is dead.

World leaders and people around the world have reacted with shock and concern to the ‘despicable’ attack on Abe, however, it is learnt that some Chinese nationalists celebrated the assassination bid.

Why Chinese hail the attacker of Shinzo Abe?

Moments after Abe was shot during a campaign speech in western Japan, some Chinese nationalists celebrated the incident on Weibo, which is China’s Twitter-like microblogging site. They hailed the attacker as a ‘hero’ and even sent death wishes to Abe.

A verified Twitter handle, @badiucao, claimed: “Chinese nationalists on Weibo have began to celebrate that Japan’s ex PM Abe is shot during campaign today. they call the attacker “hero” and send death wish to Abe”.

Jack Posobiec shared the truth about Shinzo:



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