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Meet Lin Jing: China’s Newest “Wolf Warrior” in Africa

China’s Consul General in Cape Town, Lin Jing, is emerging as one of China’s newest so-called “Wolf Warrior” diplomats who’s spending a lot more time on Twitter taking direct shots at the U.S. and other critics of Beijing.

Over the weekend, the consul general Tweeted furiously, denouncing the U.S., pushing back against assertions that China is responsible for COVID-19 and refuting calls for Taiwan to be recognized at the United Nations.

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