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

Police stand guard as mourners light candles at the scene of a terror attack at the Kunming train station in China's Yunnan province on March 2, 2014Chinese Internet users on Monday accused the US of double standards after Washington condemned a deadly knife attack in southwest 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”. 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”. But thousands of Chinese Internet users slammed the US for refusing to follow China in defining the attack as terrorism, comparing the knifings to last year’s bombing of the Boston Marathon as well as 9/11.

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