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Chinese reporter’s viral eye roll gets censored on social media

By Johnny Lieu


China’s annual “two sessions” meetings are as serious as they come when it comes to political affairs.

Taking place in Beijing, the event predictably gets extensive coverage in China. Yet a viral eye roll by reporter Liang Xiangyi has upstaged the stony-faced gathering, leading to her being censored on social media.

Liang, who works for Chinese business outlet Yicai, has been the subject of memes and parodies after her disdain at a long-winded question asked by Zhang Huijun, a reporter for U.S.-based American Multimedia Television. …

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