Chinese embassies around the world, particularly in small and middle-sized countries, are accustomed to using aggressive tactics with local media whenever they feel an outlet has violated one of Beijing’s so-called “red lines” (particularly on issues like Taiwan, Tibet, and Xinjiang). Threats of diplomatic retaliation are often enough to get a media channel to either retract or unpublish an offending story.
While those tactics may work in some countries, that’s definitely not the case in Israel.
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