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07.22.2013 19:41

Why a Reporter Feels Sympathy for an Airport Bomber

Siding with a man who commits a terrifying act is normal when you hear so many stories of people so wronged they lack the will to live
By staff reporter Luo Jieqi

Ji Zhongxing's home in Shandong Province

These past few years as a reporter, I have met some people with nothing left to live for and now another person can be added to the list. Ji Zhongxing, the disabled man who set off a bomb in a Beijing airport on July 20, is that person.

Ji and I are the same age. We were both born in 1979. Last night, when I read his story, I was grabbed by a strange feeling.

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