The homepage of Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the US. Photo: Twitter

Chinese officials have finally discovered Twitter. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Senior diplomats have started using Donald Trump’s medium of choice to convey Beijing’s message directly to the world but it could prove a double-edged sword
  • Tweets allow China to bypass more traditional channels, but a recent spat that saw a senior envoy being branded a ‘racist disgrace’ highlights the pitfalls
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The homepage of Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the US. Photo: Twitter
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.