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Peng Liyuan – The Butcheress of Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 16, 2013


Great excerpt about the she-commie queen of China…

(or, “The Drivel Comes Just In Time”)

The main title exaggerates slightly: China’s current first lady, Peng Liyuan, didn’t personally butcher any Chinese at Tiananmen Square. That we know of…

No, she merely gave a big pat on the back and issued a hearty, “Job well done!” to the Communist stormtroopers who did.

The AP has the story:

A photo of China’s new first lady Peng Liyuan in younger days, singing to martial-law troops following the 1989 bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, flickered across Chinese cyberspace this week.

It was swiftly scrubbed from China’s Internet before it could generate discussion online. But the image — seen and shared by outside observers — revived a memory the leadership prefers to suppress and shows one of the challenges in presenting Peng on the world stage as the softer side of China.

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