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Argentina's president criticized for tweet about China

Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 00:41

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez meets Chinese premier a day after posting a controversial tweet. Katie Sargent reports.

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Argentina President Christina Fernandez meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday -- a day after Fernandez appeared to commit a diplomatic gaffe against her Chinese hosts. Fernandez posted a message on her Twitter feed asking whether the crowd at an event had just come for rice and petroleum. But she replaced the "Rs" with "L's" ... appearing to make fun of the way Chinese speak. She later tweeted an apology. Twitter is blocked in China and the foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment. But Chinese Internet users who heard about it DID have something to say. "China has Chinese," said one user, adding "it's a pity your country doesn't even have its own language."

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Argentina's president criticized for tweet about China

Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 00:41