Dec 29, 2019

China and Twitter: The year Chinese diplomacy went social

It's part, she says, of China seeking to engage directly with a worldwide audience and influence the global narrative of China. On his Twitter profile, he writes he is trying to "Tell the story of China and spread the voice of China". At first glance, it appears like a random ramble, but it's actually a tweet from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the official voice of China on Twitter to the outside world. China's foreign ministry repeatedly brings up US military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, to defend China's policy in Xinjiang and warns against America's attempts at "Messing up" Chinese regions. China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said it is "Reasonable" for Chinese media to tell China's story on Twitter.

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