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Chinese Internet users slam US response to 'China's 9-11'

Published on Mar 3, 2014 12:50 PM
 
This picture taken on March 2, 2014 shows Chinese mourners lighting candles at the scene of the terror attack at the main train station in Kunming, south-west China's Yunnan Province. Chinese Internet users on Monday, March 3, 2014, accused the United States of double standards after Washington condemned a deadly knife attack in south-west China but refrained from calling it a terrorist incident. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese Internet users on Monday accused the United States of double standards after Washington condemned a deadly knife attack in south-west China but refrained from calling it a terrorist incident.

The US embassy in China said on social media that it condemned the "terrible and senseless act of violence in Kunming" and expressed condolences to those affected in what it said was a "tragedy".

The attack on Saturday night saw masked assailants stab civilians at a train station, killing 29 and wounding more than 130.

China has blamed separatists from the restive region of Xinjiang for what it described as an act of terror, with state media dubbing the incident "China's 9-11".

 
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