Despite censorship of individual news items going out, news coming in was fast. On Tuesday (Monday night U.S. time) I was at the market in my husband's village of Fuqin. It's an open-air market with people selling items out in front of what are basically their homes. Each seller also had a television set and every television was tuned to news about the bombing in Boston.
First reports in China were that there were no runners from Shanghai present, and that the suspected bombers were "dark people." We now know that while the bombers were certainly dark people, they were light-skinned, and one of the spectators killed was from China. This memorial was set up Tuesday at the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing. (Photo courtesy of ChinaFotopress)