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

By Johnny Lieu

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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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