The two teens killed in the San Francisco plane crash, Ye Mingyuan and Wang Linjia, 16, were best friends at the top of their class at highly rated Jiangshan High School in China's southeastern Zhejiang province, where Wang was class president.
|Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like micro blog|
|Ye Mengyuan (left) and Wang Linjia (right) |
In China, a huge story is unfolding. A cascade of tributes to the two 10th graders has sent their names skyrocketing to the top of the most-searched words on China's popular Twitter-like Sina Weibo. Thousands are posting poetry or goodbyes with the girls' photos. ("May there be no plane crash in heaven," said one).
One close childhood friend of both victims posted a blog in China saying, "We three were the besties. I don't know what to do, that they left me so suddenly. How long does it take to meet friends like you again?" More »