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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
 
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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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