Chinese Reporter Called Unpatriotic for Crying Over Abe’s Assassination

While reporting on the Friday assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a reporter for the Chinese media source The Paper fought back tears. Weibo users in China criticized her for being unpatriotic due to her emotional response to the surprising news.

During and during his time as prime minister, Abe was a contentious figure in China due to his visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japan’s war dead but includes the names of hundreds of convicted war criminals who perpetrated abuses in China. You’re the only one crying out of 1.4 billion Chinese people, one Weibo user joked.

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The reporter wrote a lengthy piece in which she expressed regret for “losing my self-control,” but also declared her unwavering support for “global peace, and no more war between China and Japan ever again.”

Two weeks ago, after the assassination of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nara, a Chinese journalist reporting on the subject got anger online for crying during a live broadcast covering the news. The show was covering the killing.

Chinese Reporter Called Unpatriotic for Crying Over Abe’s Assassination
Chinese Reporter Called Unpatriotic for Crying Over Abe’s Assassination

As the video gained widespread attention, many individuals left comments in which they accused the reporter of lacking professionalism and patriotism, as well as of ignoring the perspective of the Chinese people with regard to Abe’s contentious political legacy. Some users of Weibo wrote incredibly harsh remarks, writing things like “If you sorrow his death so much, why don’t you go join him?” and other similar statements.

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