The Chinese diplomatic corps in Africa is new to Twitter with most of their new accounts coming online within just the past few months. While the majority of those feeds are filled with the standard diplomatic posts that one expects from an official Twitter account, the Twitter feed of the Chinese consulate in Johannesburg is different. Very different.
Whoever’s managing that account is fluent in emoji, social media-shorthand and very adept at dealing with China’s harshest critics who will often be treated to a cute reply with a smiley face.
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