Large crowds turned out following the death of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. Photo: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/ DPA

Chinese social media users watch war of words unfold between Iran and US

  • The two embassies in Beijing traded barbs on Weibo as tensions rose following the killing of Qassem Soleimani
  • While some Western outlets have censored posts supporting the late military commander, one observer said Beijing was happy to let the dispute play out to highlight its role as an ‘arbiter’
Topic |   China Society
Large crowds turned out following the death of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. Photo: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/ DPA
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