What Is This Shit, China Youth Daily?

Cai Fucking Qi

A paragraph in a recent China Youth Daily article about the two victims of Asiana Flight 214 seemed to take undue pride in extolling a Chinese government official, which makes just no sense at all.

SCMP reports:

“If they were still alive, Wang Linjia’s eyes would widen in surprise and delight, and Ye Mengyuan would jump up in disbelief, when they learned that Cai Qi, the head of the organisation department of the Zhejiang Communist Party Committee, had paid such close attention to them,” said an article published in China Youth Daily, a state-run newspaper.

Really. In surprise and delight that some no-name Communist official stopped chain-smoking long enough to spare an endearing thought? Not in surprise and delight because THEY ARE MIRACULOUSLY ALIVE?

Not saying Cai Qi is a dipshit and a careerist who’d totally take advantage of an international tragedy to have toadies write songs to his name — I don’t know the guy — but I highly doubt he’d know these girls’ names if they never died.

Let’s unravel that CYD sentence a little bit, then. “If they were still alive, Wang Linjia’s eyes would widen in surprise and delight, and Ye Mengyuan would jump up in disbelief, when they learned that Cai Qi, the head of the organisation department of the Zhejiang Communist Party Committee, had paid such close attention to their deaths. Modern gothic, everyone.

The reporter Zhuang Qinghong also wrote that Cai, one of the most powerful Communist Party officials in the province, had millions of followers on Tecent Weibo and the mourning message for the two girls had been read by tens of millions.

Oh if they could be alive to heap praise on Cai Qi, Orpheus of the CCP, for his magnanimity in mourning the dead. Fucking Christ.

Toadying to officials in Asiana crash victims article attracts criticism online (SCMP)

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