Skip to content

Beijing Mayor’s Call for Flood Disaster Donations Meets Refusals and Abusive Language

The Beijing municipal government, using a microblog, called on Beijing residents to make donations to help the victims of the deadly flood in Beijing. The ordinary citizens on the Internet responded to the microblog request with strong attacks. Internet users, one after another, not only refused to make donations; they also ridiculed and hurled accusations at the Beijing authorities. Within two hours of the donation account being opened, it received over 70,000 replies. Most of the replies used abusive, slandering language (in the category of four letter words). One of the most popular replies was "donate your sister.” It appeared 26,845 times.

Sources: Tianya, July 29, 2012 and Boxun, July 30, 2012