Lee and Oli Barrett racked up more than 100,000 subscribers in just 11 months. Photo: YouTube Lee and Oli Barrett racked up more than 100,000 subscribers in just 11 months. Photo: YouTube
Lee and Oli Barrett racked up more than 100,000 subscribers in just 11 months. Photo: YouTube

US-China friction turns into YouTube fame (and laughs) for online influencers

  • Defending or lashing out at Beijing proves a fast route to popularity on the video-sharing platform
  • Many in the pro-China camp are based in the country, and the Hong Kong protests were a launch point for some

Topic |   US-China relations
Lee and Oli Barrett racked up more than 100,000 subscribers in just 11 months. Photo: YouTube Lee and Oli Barrett racked up more than 100,000 subscribers in just 11 months. Photo: YouTube
Lee and Oli Barrett racked up more than 100,000 subscribers in just 11 months. Photo: YouTube
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