US economist Jeffery Sachs closed his Twitter account after a barrage of criticism over remarks he made online about the US government’s conduct in its treatment of Chinese technology company Huawei. Photo: David Wong

US economist Jeffrey Sachs retreats from Twitter after criticising US’ treatment of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

  • Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs closes Twitter account after his opinions prompt partisan exchanges across the US and China
  • Sachs is accused on the social media platform of being in thrall to China after asking why the US didn’t treat American executives the same way
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US economist Jeffery Sachs closed his Twitter account after a barrage of criticism over remarks he made online about the US government’s conduct in its treatment of Chinese technology company Huawei. Photo: David Wong
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Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.