‘Truth hurts’: China’s envoys try out Trump-style Twitter diplomacy

Beijings representatives abroad are harnessing social media to confront critics Chinese envoys are experimenting with a new kind of Trump-style public diplomacy Twitter spats. Twitter is banned in China, but Chinese diplomats abroad, not traditionally known for being outspoken, have started to use the platform to confront Beijings critics more directly and aggressively. Earlier this week, Zhao Lijian, deputy chief of mission to Pakistan, joined the fray while defending Beijings treatment of Uighurs, https://t.co/KIKanBjQ2L debt-trap diplomacy. Zhang, tweeting at Nasheed, wrote: What I cannot accept is continuous unverified and misleading info. to the public, which harms our friendly relations, adding that having a rational [dialogue] based on correct data was only a phonecall away. Zhang Lizhong (@AmbassadorZhang) Thank you, Mr. …

The Sad Meaning Behind the Game of Thrones Coffee Cup Meme

Behold Ser Latte of House Starbucks, first of his name, guest at the table of Queen Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, hero of the worst Game of Thrones episode to date, "The Last of the Starks." We shall never see his likeness again, because HBO has already edited him into oblivion. But fret not; unlike his similarly missing brother, Ser Pounce, his time on the screen is not over. It's only just begun. Angela Watercutter The Game of Thrones Starbucks Cup: What's Inside? Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Recap: So Much for Breaking the Wheel Emily Dreyfuss The Case Against Watching the Rest of Game of Thrones People have been roasting Game of Thrones all week after a very anachronistic …