Chinese Congratulate Counterterrorism Effort

Posted on May 16, 2011

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KEVIN WANG

Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced in early May that America’s top enemy, Osama Bin Laden, had been killed, the triumph over this counterterrorism accomplishment has spread to the rest of the world.

Amidst the continued celebration of Bin Laden’s death, multiple countries have warned that the world still has a long way to go in tackling terrorism. Some, like China, put emphasis on the concept of global unity in this fight.

“Counterrorism is a world effort, and terrorists are always the enemy of the world citizens.” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Yu Jiang in a release after Obama made the announcement on national television.

Chinese nationals, who have paid a lot of attention to the war on terror led by the US and NATO in the last decade, agree with the state government’s position.

“We think Bin Laden deserved what he got,” a Chinese citizen said in an interview on Chinese state-run television, CCTV. “Yes, he said he was fighting for his religion, but killing innocent people did not justify his claim.”

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