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Chinese React To Kim Jong Il's Death With Emoticons
Originally published on Mon December 19, 2011 4:22 am
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
We've been following the reaction this morning to the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The response of many Chinese is coming through in emoticons, symbols often used in text messages.
The Wall Street Journal reports Kim's death is the most popular topic on China's equivalent of Twitter. And among the more than million posts about him are many decorated with laughing emoticons and victory symbols. But just as many however show broken hearts and candles.
This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.
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And I'm Renee Montagne. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.