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China’s Ambassador to Somalia Takes On All-Comers In Rare Twitter Brawl

China’s ambassadors in Africa are normally very reclusive, especially on English-language social media platforms like Twitter. So, it was a bit surprising to see Fei Shangchao, China’s envoy to Somalia, get into an all-out Twitter feud on Tuesday with anyone and everyone willing to throw a verbal punch China’s way.

He responded to critiques of Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs, Western media reports about the Chinese in Africa, predatory lending, and accusations of Chinese misbehavior in the DR Congo among others.

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