"Pop King" Michael Jackson's death hit the headlines of Chinese web portals Friday, with China's largest portal website Sina.com devoting a web page to the "most remarkable singer ever."
Jackson died at about 3:30 am Beijing time Friday, after collapsing from a cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles. He was 50.
Tencent, a popular website among young Chinese, ranked Jackson's death the top story, even before the report of China's Premier Wen Jiabao denying the government was discriminating against foreign companies and products in its economic stimulus spending.
(Xinhua News Agency June 26, 2009)