Watch wonderfully rude Chinese reporter roll her eyes in disgust when another reporter asks a question
Tuesday March 13, 2018. 05:17 PM , from BoingBoing
One of China's most famous female reporters (according to a translation from the video's YouTube page) spices up an otherwise dull parliamentary session when another reporter asks a long and obsequious question. Watch the sassy Liang Xiangyi from Shanghai-based China Business Network roll her eyes, scrunch her face, sigh, look the other reporter up and down, and then turn to whisper something to another person.
According to Asia Times:
As expected, the National People’s Congress passed an amendment to China’s constitution to unfetter party chieftain Xi Jinping from presidential term limits, and nothing happened that wasn’t in the carefully orchestrated script. Well, almost nothing. On Tuesday morning, a comely female reporter singlehandedly stole the show at an otherwise humdrum press conference in which ministers and NPC delegates took pre-approved questions from a floor comprised of reporters from party propaganda organs.
The young lady, Liang Xiangyi, said to be with the Shanghai-based China Business Network, frowned, grimaced, rolled her eyes and even turned away in apparent disdain during a press conference broadcast live on China Central Television. This was while another reporter next to her, Zhang Huijun, from the little-known Seattle-based Chinese language AAT TV channel, went to great lengths to extol China’s reforms and parrot official lines about the Belt and Road initiative before posing a rather dull question on state asset regulation to Xiao Yaqing, the newly-installed director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
The video has gone viral in China. Meanwhile, Xiangyi was suspended from her job 'until further notice.'
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