Diplomat pulls the curtain up on West’s solipsism
Zhao Lijian © Getty Images / Visual China Group
Chinese deputy foreign minister Zhao Lijian has exposed what the US and its allies really mean when they refer to the “international community,” trolling Washington with devastating accuracy in a tweet on Friday.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that when the West talks about the "int'l community", they mean: pic.twitter.com/RZNOwDymX2
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 17, 2022
Zhao has a history of skewering the US and its allies on social media, whether by memes or infographics, on topics Washington usually tries to avoid.
What is the #US hiding in the biolabs in #Ukraine? pic.twitter.com/d6PUjOcBir
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 18, 2022
Recent targets include Washington’s Ukrainian bio-lab program, which fact-checkers and various “experts” insisted were figments of conspiracy theorists’ imagination. Notably, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland has testified that the biolabs did, in fact, exist.
US comments on Ukrainian ‘biolabs’
The Chinese official has repeatedly called for peace in Ukraine, pleading with NATO and the US to stop arming Kiev and promote peace through diplomacy instead.
He has not limited his barbs to social media, either. Speaking to journalists during a press conference on Thursday, Zhao defended China’s position regarding the conflict in Ukraine as “above board, objective, fair and beyond reproach,” arguing that “it is the countries that think they can lord over the world after winning the Cold War that should feel uncomfortable.”
China’s position on the Ukraine issue is above-board, objective, fair, and beyond reproach. pic.twitter.com/aYsQUQf2jA
— Spokesperson发言人办公室 (@MFA_China) March 17, 2022
“I heard that even the trees, cats, and dogs in Russia are subject to sanctions,” Zhao said in apparent disbelief.
Beijing has declined to take sides in the war between Russia and Ukraine, even as Washington threatens it with sanctions for refusing to back the American war effort.