Chinese nationalists disappointed by Beijing's response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit

When the US delegation landed on Aug 2 without any drama, many Chinese nationalists felt China had demonstrated "weakness". PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - As tensions heated up across the Taiwan Strait over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit, ardent Chinese nationalists led by former newspaper editor Hu Xijin were whipped into a frenzy, expecting China's military to shoot down her plane as it entered Taiwan's airspace.

When that did not happen, many were disappointed and vented their fury on Mr Hu, retired editor-in-chief of the nationalist Global Times tabloid. 

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