After North Koreans held 29 Chinese fishermen hostage, web users in China are calling for their country to take action against the long-time ally.
Chinese fisherman held hostage by North Korean nationals on the Yellow Sea were finally released after nearly two weeks of captivity, Chinese national media reported Sunday.
Two days after the announcement, Chinese micro-bloggers on Sina Weibo are still angry -- this time less at North Korea than their own Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"When I saw the reports of the North Koreans taking Chinese boats hostage, I was angry, although our country has taught me to bite bullets. F***, our dignity is gone, why must we endure this? Can't the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stop talking a big game and be brave," wrote cyuer1993.
It remains unclear whether the North Koreans' requested ransom of $190,000 was paid for the release of the three fishing vessels, holding a total of 29 Chinese nationals, and reports have yet to reveal whether hostage-takers were North Korean military or civilians.