Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was recently found to have liked a tweet calling on President Xi Jinping to step down. Photo: Kyodo Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was recently found to have liked a tweet calling on President Xi Jinping to step down. Photo: Kyodo
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was recently found to have liked a tweet calling on President Xi Jinping to step down. Photo: Kyodo
Chauncey Jung
Opinion

Opinion

Chauncey Jung

China ventures outside the Great Firewall, only to hit the brick wall of online etiquette and trolls

  • Officials are starting to realise that, unlike on Chinese social media, they can’t manipulate public opinion on Twitter without being challenged. Instead, their accounts come under heavy scrutiny, their views are opposed and they attract trolls

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was recently found to have liked a tweet calling on President Xi Jinping to step down. Photo: Kyodo Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was recently found to have liked a tweet calling on President Xi Jinping to step down. Photo: Kyodo
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was recently found to have liked a tweet calling on President Xi Jinping to step down. Photo: Kyodo
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Chauncey Jung

Chauncey Jung

Chauncey Jung is a political analyst with a special focus on international affairs, technology, and China’s growing influence on liberal democracies. He previously worked for several Chinese Internet companies in Beijing.