China Internet users blast mild official stance on North Korea
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese social media users berated authorities on Wednesday for their relatively mild response to North Korea's widely condemned nuclear test, likening Pyongyang to a "crazy dog" that had humiliated Beijing.
The aggression toward China's defiant neighbour contrasted with the official response from Beijing - expressing "firm opposition" but reiterating calls for calm and restraint and not mentioning any reprisals or sanctions.
Pyongyang conducted the test on Tuesday, two days after the Lunar New Year which is China's biggest annual festival, and as the public holiday continued.
"If you pursue an unjust long-term diplomatic policy, then people will dare to explode a stinkbomb at your door while you are on holiday," said Mr Yu Jianrong, a director at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.