China’s Twatterati undoubtedly helped seal Chen Guangcheng’s fate this week. Here’s a round-up of some of the best ‘tweets’ that illuminated this daring story and saved so many lives.
USEmb8zzy: Chen Guangcheng is @chaoyanghospital. Safe & well. US-China trade talks begin tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Romney4Prez: Obama administration gives shelter 2 outlaws and radical socialists @ChenGC in China!! Would NEVER happen under President Romney
Beijing_Daily: It’s looking like a lovely Blue Sky Day!
Sumyungguy: REALLY? Demand proof, otherwise US lies RT@USEmb8zzy Chen @chaoyanghospital. Safe, well. Trade talks to begin tomorrow!
ReporterTim: Am at @chaoyanghospital, getting antibiotics 4 chest infection. No sign of @ChenGC. Will investigate further
Sumyungguy: This is BULLSHIT! Conspiracy? MT@ReporterTom: Am at @chaoyanghospital, getting antibiotics 4 chest infection. No sign of @ChenGC.
Activ1stGrl: Just spoke to @ChenGC, sez not @chaoyanghospital, v :(, no US diplos, wz betra8yed by HClinton, sez hospital food suckz
USEmb8zzy: Looking forward to those trade talks
Sumyungguy: OMG!! Plz RT, RT @Activ1stGrl: Just spoke to @ChenGC, sez not @chaoyanghospital, v L, no US diplos, wz betra8yed by Hclinton, sez hospital food suckz
Beijing_Daily: Plans to reduce tariffs for HelloKitty pillows close to conclusion. Just need @AmbLocke to concede on colors
ReporterTim: Looking for @ChenGC at @chaoyanghospital, got lost in obstetrician ward for two hours, no signs anywhere. Nurses v unfriendly. Also, food suckz
Activ1stGrl: Foreign media lies! My friend jst spk to @ChenGC, sez @USEmb8zzy stole his sunglasses
Romney4Prez: Free sunglasses 4 all @Romney4Prez followers. Summer coming, gonna need sunglasses
Beijing_Daily: @USEmb8zzy must apologize for history, starting with Victorious War to Defend Our Korean Friends Against US Aggression (1950-1952)
Beijing_Daily: Acc 2 “foreign expert,” above war also known as “Korean War.” Apology still required.
Sumyungguy: EVERYBODY! @USEmb8zzy has screwed @ChenGC, sez his food is bad, no reception on phone DO SOMETHING! Please RT!! RT!
ReporterTim: Finally found some cough syrup @chaoyanghospital. But no sign of @ChenGC
USEmb8zzy: Progress at talks, regarding UN security issues, Iran nuclear proliferation. Both sides v happy.
Romney4Prez: Obama has betrayed @ChenGC, Chinese blind lawyer with Real American Values. Day of Shame.
ReporterTim: Just had shit kicked out of me @chaoyanghospital 4 no reason. Luckily am at @chaoyanghospital
USEmb8zzy: WTF? RT @Activ1stGrl: My friend jst spk to @ChenGC, sez @USEmb8zzy stole his sunglasses
Beijing_Daily: The lonely clown busks at midnight, wiping away a hidden tear
USEmb8zzy: +1 RT @Beijing_Daily: The lonely clown busks at midnight, wiping away a hidden tear
Activ1stGrl: Just spk to @ChenGC, sez he made mistake, really loves @USEmb8zzy, nurse put his sunglasses in drawer! AW! My bad!
Sumyungguy: OMG, please RT, MT @Activ1stGrl: Just spk to @ChenGC, sez he loves @USEmb8zzy, nurse put sunglasses in drawer! AW! My bad!
ChenGC: In US! Can finally use Twitter. Hi, tweeps?
Romney4Prez: Obama administration has lost control of immigration, borders. Sad day for Real Americans RT @ChenGC: In US! Can finally use Twitter. Hi, tweeps?
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