Internet Is Obsessed With This Chinese Reporter's Eye-Roll. Just Watch

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 14, 2018

But no one can beat the e-merchants, who were already selling T-shirts and cellphones cases with Liang's picture on online marketplace Taobao, reported New York Times.

A supposed leaked screenshot between Liang and a friend also circulated on social media, in which Liang responds to her friend's comment that her eye roll was caught on camera by saying that it was "because I was standing beside an idiot. her question was longer than the answer".

Jeremy Paxman it certainly was not - but then Beijing-friendly reporters such as Zhang are often tasked with lobbing softball questions at leaders in a bid to convince the Chinese public and the world that they are watching transparency in action.

By evening, Liang's name had become the most-censored term on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform.

A vote Sunday abolished rules limiting heads of state to 10 years in power, setting President Xi Jinping on a course to potentially rule the country for life.

Is this the eye-roll of the century?

"The eye-roll inspired hashtags like "#Blue Female Two Sessions Reporter" and "#Eyerolling female reporter" that trended on the Weibo micro-blogging account where users asked each other, "Whom do you side with: "Red or Blue?"

"Sister, if you've lost your job", one fan told her, "you can always work in social media".

In one video, three men did a deadpan recreation of the incident.

Before posing her question to the government official, Xiao Yaqing, Zhang had introduced herself as the operating director of American Multimedia Television USA, a Los Angeles-based broadcaster that has had partnerships with Chinese state-run television in the past, according to its website.

Reporter named, Zhang Huijan, a Shanghai-based financial journalist, clad in red.

On messaging app WeChat, people were separating the two reporters into two parties, according to the colours of their clothing.

But the eye-roll resulted in her media accreditation to cover the NPC was revoked, reports South China Morning Post, quoting a colleague.

"The transformation of the responsibility of supervision for state assets is a topic of universal concern". This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Reform and Opening-up Policy, and our country is going to further extend its openness to foreign countries.

"With the One Belt One Road Initiative, state-owned enterprises have increased investment to countries along the route of One Belt One Road, so how can the overseas assets of state-owned enterprises be effectively supervised to prevent the loss of national assets? Please summarise for us, thank you".

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