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Patriotic post calling for Chinese to be on guard against 'Western anti-China powers' goes viral

Posting praised by Chinese state-owned media

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 December, 2013, 2:07pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 December, 2013, 2:44pm

An emotive nationalist post titled You are nobody without the motherland has gone viral online as major Chinese state-owned media hailed the message as a spontaneous expression of patriotism.

The anonymous post appeared online in mid-November and has since been reposted by hundreds of Chinese websites and widely tweeted on Weibo.

The post called on every Chinese person to be on the alert for “Western anti-China powers”, which “could take advantage of social instability to harm Chinese people”.

“Proactively safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity must become the consensus of every citizen,” said the post.

The post went viral at a sensitive time as China’s newly declared Air Defence Identification Zone over the South China Sea has sparked protests from Japan and South Korea. The US, as an ally of Japan, has also expressed concerns.

The post criticised the US as “an initiator of plots” to overthrow the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and “create internal chaos” in China. “China became the biggest threat to the US after a collapse of the former Soviet Union. Their plots have long been known to all,” said the post.

“China would be in chaos if it lost the leadership of the CCP and this would be a catastrophe for the 1.3 billion Chinese people,” warned the post.

The post also praised the wisdom and capability of President Xi Jinping. “Though he has the blood of a princeling… he has the courage and know-how to capture ‘big tigers’,” said the post. Big tigers refer to corrupt high-ranking officials.

In a rare move, flagship state-owned media lined up to hail the post. Xinhua, the PLA Daily and the Guangming Daily have run related commentaries on the post.

“The post has been widely circulated online and some opinions in the articles have won support and sympathy from netizens,” said Xinhua.

Commenting on the post, the PLA Daily said that the biggest patriotism of a solider is to “fight and win battles”.

Guangming Daily said the online complaints and critics of government and officials were “disturbing noises” and patriotism should become the “deepest emotion” running through every Chinese person.

However, some netizens questioned the post. “Why do we need a state, if there’s no happiness and freedom?” asked Ren Zhiqiang, a real estate tycoon on his weibo account.

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webbocybase
As the old saying goes, those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the problem with China is that its citizens are taught a very sanitised version of history by the propagandists in the government. If they believe nationalism and xenophobia will make their country strong they are likely to be disappointed.
newgalileo
Starts to sound a bit like DPRK ranting. Putting oil on the fire of nationalism, what else. Who plays with fire, ends up burned.
caractacus
The same racist nonsense has been the rallying call for every dictatorship from the beginning of human conflict.
HiggsSinglet
Sounded like mainland rumors by the narrow and confucius minded propaganda department!!! They should be punished!!!
"expression of patriotism", sounded more like nationalism, these people do not know what patriotism is!!!!
layleng
This same aszwipe then lined up for 4 hours at the American Embassy to get his tourist visa to the United States. His cousin bought an immigrant investor visa to enter Canada. And his indigent in-laws hid away in a shipping container bound for San Diego, willing to live in their own urine, excrement and vomit for 6 weeks to sneak into the very country that is penetrating a middle finger into their motherland's air defense zone.
Sticks Evans
Their version of FOX TV
josephbrahmana
This is definitely a good point that the Chinese state-owned media is bringing. Not to mention it will help China to find its true identity. However, I wonder, why Chinese loves for example; Coca-Cola, McDonalds, and so on? Also, why do they love to wear and purchase western-brand clothing, technological goods, and other consumer products? In business, off-course partnering with Western companies.
sam.gillespie.184
Chinese people worldwide unite against foreign invaders.
superdx
To be posted at 6PM
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