BEIJING: Agitated over the killing of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan by ISIS terrorists, Chinese netizens have been demanding that China should send troops to Pakistan to fight against the dreaded terror group.
The reports about killing of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province has generated a cascade of discussion on Weibo, a Twitter-style Chinese social media platform, with many users calling for revenge, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported today.
Social media users are demanding the Chinese government to send troops to Pakistan to seek "payback" for the killing of the two Chinese nationals, the daily said.
"We shall start a war against ISIS, killing them on behalf of the two murdered Chinese," said a user going by the name Zhou Qi Bei Hou.
"It is time to fight violence with violence," another user, Lingchen99096, said.
Pakistan government's claim that the two Chinese nationals were involved in illegal preaching activities has ignited more anger.
"The Pakistani government said they were told that the two Chinese were missionaries. I was just wondering, who told them," the Post quoted one Weibo user as saying.
It is rare that netizens in China could let loose such a barrage of criticism against Pakistan on social media which is controlled by heavy firewalls by Chinese authorities.