Chen Xu, the ambassador to the UN in Geneva, did not have time to put on a tie before making his appearance at the virtual assembly. Photo: Handout Chen Xu, the ambassador to the UN in Geneva, did not have time to put on a tie before making his appearance at the virtual assembly. Photo: Handout
Chen Xu, the ambassador to the UN in Geneva, did not have time to put on a tie before making his appearance at the virtual assembly. Photo: Handout

Chinese ambassador tied in knots by virtual World Health Organisation meeting

  • A slightly awkward appearance by Beijing’s representative in Geneva highlights the pitfalls of a virtual assembly
  • Other delegates had to deal with unreliable internet connections and poor sound quality, and even the UN Secretary-General faced problems

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chen Xu, the ambassador to the UN in Geneva, did not have time to put on a tie before making his appearance at the virtual assembly. Photo: Handout Chen Xu, the ambassador to the UN in Geneva, did not have time to put on a tie before making his appearance at the virtual assembly. Photo: Handout
Chen Xu, the ambassador to the UN in Geneva, did not have time to put on a tie before making his appearance at the virtual assembly. Photo: Handout
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