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Q: Anybody see the big news? Explosion...

reported outside the US Embassy in Beijing.  Post links and anything you have learned heard.

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I believe the explosion was the result of a man drinking cold water.

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https://shanghai.ist/2018/07/26/breaking-explosion-outside-us-embassy-in...

 

The Global times says it was a self immolation. Don't see how that would cause an explosion that was heard a km away ...

It's early days and who knows what will come out but my uneducated guess is that someone is pissed at the US over the trade war thing, except I've heard that Beijing is censoring f*** out of that story so they probably can't have people making a point about it outside the US embassy, so there will be some cover story then it'll be buried asap.

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How long before this post is removed? 3...2...1...

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Am watching it pop up on all the major news sites now. It sounds like it wasn't much of a bomb and one guy burnt his hand... bet it turns out to be basically nothing.

 

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streetfood accident ? 

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I believe the explosion was the result of a man drinking cold water.

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Seems like there were two separate incidents, one around 11am and one around 1pm

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Trouble is the thought seed has been planted and every brain washed national thinks what a great idea

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Bomb Explodes Outside US Embassy In Beijing

A bomb exploded outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Thursday, wounding the lone assailant, the embassy said in a statement.

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  • Jul 26, 2018 6:01 AM
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A bomb exploded outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Thursday, wounding the lone assailant, the embassy said in a statement, but police described the weapon merely as a "firecracker" according to Reuters. The explosion happened on the street outside southeast corner of the embassy compound, the embassy said.

A 26-year-old man from China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia detonated an explosive device around 1 p.m., the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau said on its official Weibo social media account. The man was being treated in a hospital for a non-life-threatening injury, Bloomberg reported.

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang said the case had been properly handled by local police. “It is an isolated case of public security,” Geng said.

The US Embassy released a statement, saying there was an explosion outside the embassy compound. “According to the embassy’s regional security officer, there was one individual who detonated a bomb. Other than the bomber, no other people were injured and there was no damage to embassy property.”

Update from the Embassy on the July 26 Incident
There was an explosion at approximately 1pm today on the street outside the South East corner of the Embassy compound. According to the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer, there was one individual who detonated a bomb. pic.twitter.com/luGv57OwlA
— 美国驻华使领馆 US MissionCN (@USA_China_Talk) July 26, 2018

Witnesses told Reuters that they heard an explosion near the embassy and felt tremors.

“I’d just arrived and started to queue and then heard a loud explosion about 100 meters away,” a 19-year-old high school student who gave his name as Li told reporters.

Li said the blast happened shortly after 1 p.m. as he queued to apply for a U.S. visa to take an exam in Los Angeles.

A police SUV appeared to have been damaged, with its back windshield missing, and was cordoned off by police before being removed, a Reuters witness said. The embassy resumed normal operations at about 1.45 p.m., it said.

Crowds were still queueing outside the embassy after the explosion and traffic was moving as normal in an area of northeastern Beijing that is home to numerous embassies including those of France, India and Israel.

As Reuters adds, postings on social media showed pictures of smoke close to where people line up outside the compound for visa appointments. Some video clips and images were later removed.

刚刚北京美国驻华大使馆发生爆炸 pic.twitter.com/YRwJxKNLGn
— 摄影与诗歌 (@hdjdjsjxw) July 26, 2018

Li Shaohui, a 58-year-old sanitation worker, said he felt the ground shake and that some people screamed. “I thought first there was big a car crash,” Li told Reuters, adding that the smoke had cleared quickly.

Staff members at the Indian and South Korean embassies said they were unaware of any unusual incident and were working as normal.

Separately, the state-run Global Times reported that Chinese police took away a woman who sprayed herself with gasoline in a suspected self-immolation attempt outside the embassy at around 11 a.m. on Thursday.

#Breaking Witness says police took away a woman spraying gasoline on herself in suspected attempt at self-immolation outside US embassy in Beijing around 11 am Thursday. pic.twitter.com/wLXmIDSfp5
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) July 26, 2018

Beijing police did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

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Probably pissed off at the Facebook stock results haha

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If the news of human rights is to believed, then things are happening in inner mongolia that we don't know about, the squeeze on the food supply and trade and currency volatility is only going to make this worse and eventually we will get the full story. China controls many things in the economic system to maintain order, but the food supply, is not controlled. Setting up high tech efficient farms to maximize output is a tall order that most countries have never pulled off peacefully and even if they succeed, it want be enough.

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