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Disabled Torch Bearer Becomes Chinese Hero
By EMMA GRAHAM-HARRISON
BEIJING, April 11, 2008
A wheelchair-bound Chinese torch bearer has rocketed to national fame after fending off protesters in Paris, becoming a symbol of China's defiance of global demonstrations backing Tibet.
Jin Jing, a 27 year-old amputee and Paralympic fencer has been called "angel in a wheelchair" 。
In China the attack has become a lightning rod for anger about the chaotic protests.Some bloggers called for boycotts of French goods and on one Web site a Chinese student posted pictures of the protester who got closest to Jin.