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PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 May, 2013, 2:35pm
UPDATED : Friday, 17 May, 2013, 4:07pm

China's party paper turned on by Hillary Clinton's 'bisexuality'

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Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for SCMP.com. Amy can be reached at chunxiao.li@scmp.com, or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP
 

In the wake of its apparent aversion to virgins - as expressed in its recent article "Never Sleep With a Virgin", China’s nationalist newspaper, the Global Times, seems enthusiastic about lesbians - at least when former US secretary Hillary Clinton is suspected of being one.

On Friday, the International Day Against Homophobia, the tabloid daily published a story entitled “Hillary’s new book will tell shocking stories - bisexuality topping her list” 

The report quoted the US supermarket tabloid National Enquirer as its single source - declaring: “Hillary will finally admit the truth about her sexuality.”

 

Admitting the US tabloid isn’t known for its credibility, the Global Times defended its source by praising its efforts in revealing the extramarital affair of former US senator John Edwards.

The Clinton story was quickly picked up the Xinhua News Agency hours later-word for word - listing “bisexuality ” and “Hillary” as the story's keywords.

According to a report by the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, which is expected to be published in 2014, will discuss her career as secretary of state.

She will also write “vivid personal anecdotes” and discuss her relationship with Obama and his national security team, the Post reported.

China's state media has a tendency to be fooled by fake reports by foreign newspapers. The online version of China’s Communist Party newspaper, People’s Daily, believed a satirical report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as the “Sexiest Man Alive” last year. It ran a 55-page photo spread of the North Korean leader. The post was later deleted after the newspaper realised the story was fake.

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