Taiwanese react on social media to Trump’s win

Viral cartoons and memes created by Taiwanese netizens in response to Donald Trump’s presidential election victory

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/11/10
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Like much of the rest of the world, Taiwanese netizens are in a state of shock after Donald Trump’s

Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, and Rodrigo Duterte cast as evil characters from Jing Yong's Wuxia novels.(By Agencies)

Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, and Rodrigo Duterte cast as evil characters from Jing Yong’s Wuxia novels.(By Agencies)

stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election. Many expressed their astonishment and frustration by creating sarcastic cartoons and memes, the following are but a few examples that have surfaced on social media over the past 24 hours since Trump’s election win.

Satirical blogger and cartoonist Nagee posted on Facebook a mock comparison of Donald Trump’s proposed wall and the Great Wall of China. A cartoon caricature of China’s leader Xi Jinping appears at the top saying, “Our Chinese sons and daughters have the world’s largest and most magnificent Great Wall. While the frame below depicts a monstrously bigger Donald Trump laying bricks on a vastly larger wall painted like the American flag saying, “Not anymore.”

Xi Jinping proudly standing over the Great Wall of China while Donald Trump appears from behind with a much larger American wall

Facebook blogger 波蘿日報 POLONEWS posted a collage of photos of totalitarian leaders of the world assigned to the cardinal directions with Donald Trump added to the image. Captions reading “Jong-un of the North, Putin of the East, Duterte of the South, Trump of the West, and Jinping of the Center” are placed under photos of Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump, and Xi Jinping, respectively. The names are meant to emulate the Five Great Masters from famous Wuxia writer Jing Yong’s novels. Xi is compared to 中神通, the most skilled of all the warriors, and Trump is compared to 西毒, the most evil of the lot.    [FULL  STORY]

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