‘LOL!’: China’s informal, confrontational Twitter diplomacy

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  • Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020

More than a dozen Chinese ambassadors and consuls general around the world have opened Twitter accounts in recent months, often adopting a style far removed from traditions of diplomatic reserve. — AFP

BEIJING: Chinese diplomacy has found a new voice on Twitter – and it’s not entirely diplomatic.

The communist government has recently embraced the social media platform – despite blocking it within China – deploying its foreign ministry and a growing army of diplomats to tout or defend its policies to a global audience.

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