Member of China’s state-run media rolls her eyes in disgust with peer’s prepared question
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s carefully orchestrated press briefing for the National
Party Congress (NPC) became the butt of jokes online after one of its state-run media reporters become so nauseated with her peer’s excruciatingly boring question, that her eye-rolling and disgusted looks have gone viral.
In the video, a hand-picked female reporter dressed in red, Zhang Huijun, poses a prescripted, carefully screened question for a government official, while another state media reporter, Liang Xiangyi, watches on. As the reporter in red first parrots standard praise about China’s Belt and Road initiative before dutifully spouting out her carefully rehearsed, but inane question, Liang becomes increasingly impatient with the seemingly endless question, before finally making an exasperated expression and rolling her eyes.
The nature of the question was directed toward Xiao Yaqing, the newly-installed director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, with a banal question about establishing a better monitoring system over the assets of state-run companies operating overseas and how to prevent their loss. [FULL STORY]