我是查理: Chinese netizens show their support
Updated: Jun 10, 2019
Chinese netizens showed their support online following the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices which saw twelve people killed and many others injured. The hashtag #JesuisCharlie (#我是查理#) has been read around three million times, whilst there has been over 70,000 posts discussing the attacks in France.
The attacks also gathered major coverage from China’s top media, with Netease, Sina, Tencent, Sohu and CCTV reporting the news and the support marches through Paris, a scene that Chinese media is normally very uncomfortable with.
President Xi also sent his messages of support to Francois Hollande and all of France, expressing his grief for the lost lives and strongly condemned the attacks. Xi Jinping added ‘China is firmly opposed to all forms of terrorism, and stands ready to work with France and other countries to boost security and counter-terrorism cooperation so as to safeguard world peace and protect the people of all countries in the world’