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Internet Is Obsessed With This Chinese Reporter's Eye-Roll. Just Watch

Internet Is Obsessed With This Chinese Reporter's Eye-Roll. Just Watch

Liang's exaggerated eye-roll has become the toast of the day for not only the Chinese social media space, but even elsewhere as well.

- Liang takes a deep breath and touches her hair, while trying to hide her disgust.

Apparently desperate to stop the incident upsetting their intensely choreographed spectacle, authorities warned Chinese journalists to close their eyes to the eye roll.

On Tuesday one Chinese journalist hinted - in side-splitting fashion - at which side of the row she was on with an eye-roll so theatrical it set the internet alight and - in these politically treacherous times - may also have landed her in trouble.

In the viral video, Liang initially looks amused at the question, but as the length wears on, she sighs and what soon follows is an eye-roll that has become the latest rage online.

On Sunday, Xi Jinping set himself up as China's leader for life, scrapping presidential term limits in a dramatic power play that experts believe could open up cavernous divisions within the Communist party elite. In one video, three men recreated the incident with a deadpan expression.

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Liang's performance was caught on camera, broadcast on television and immediately took social media by storm sparking comment and memes.

Questioner Zhang Huijun described herself as an American journalist working for American Multimedia Television USA, although she made several references to China as "our country" as she spoke.

Yicai, the financial news organization she works for, has reportedly removed Liang from their coverage team of the National People's Congress, and it's a good bet Chinese journalists are being told by their supervisors that from now on, they'd best be keeping any negative reactions - to the Congress and the annual theater surrounding it - to themselves.

During the press briefing, Zhang asked the chairman of the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission a pre-screened question about China's state-owned assets overseas and what can be done to protect them. As the director of the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, what new moves will you make in 2018? This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Reform and Opening-up Policy, and our country is going to further extend its openness to foreign countries.

According to the SCMP, Liang's media accreditation to cover the NPC was revoked, according to one of her colleagues. What mechanisms have we introduced so far, and what's the result of our supervision? "Please summarise for us, thank you".

Whatever she chooses to do after the conference however, at least one person thinks she should maybe try her hand at acting.