Chinese Express Frustration Online Over Snow Removal

Millions left stranded

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China’s Internet users are going online to express their frustration over the countries snow relief efforts, which have stranded millions before the Lunar New Year.

Internet message boards in China have post reading, "Today’s CCTV news was exasperating. They did a whole segment on the frozen disaster area in the south, and then cut away to talk hysterically about how heroic their reporters were," wrote Feiniao434.

" Sure, reporters are having a hard time, but those in disaster zones are having an even worse time, and the ones really in the front line!" Another poster going by the name "Semiconductor" said he had stopped paying attention to the weather forecast and called CCTV "Cheating Civilian TV," Reuters reported. "They always know how to turn something bad into something good," Semiconductor wrote.

The government says it is doing all that it can and that its officials are working around the clock. "At 11 p.m. last night, the lights were still on in the emergency command centre and our colleagues were working all out to support assistance for the affected areas," Zhu Hongren, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission, told a news conference.

China has been able to avoid violence during the crisis for the most part because of a heavy presence of soldiers and paramilitary police who have helped with disaster relief and crowd control.

Chinese Express Frustration Online Over Snow Removal
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