The homepage of Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the US. Photo: TwitterThe homepage of Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the US. Photo: Twitter
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
Topic |   Diplomacy
The homepage of Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the US. Photo: TwitterThe homepage of Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the US. Photo: Twitter
The homepage of Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the US. Photo: Twitter
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