CHINA Chinese envoy denounces anti-China sentiment from Brazillian congressman

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Chinese envoy denounces anti-China sentiment from Brazillian congressman

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15:58, March 19, 2020

Eduardo Bolsonaro, a Brazillian congressman and son of president Jair Bolsonaro, recently posted an inflammatory tweet, in which he unfairly attributes the spread of COVID-19 to China's political system, falsely accusing China of acting the same as the Soviet Union amid the Chernobyl nuclear explosion.

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Snapshot of Bolsonaro's tweet

Yang Wanming, the Chinese Ambassydor to Brazil, tweeted back, in which he denounced Bolsonaro’s anti-China sentiment as a vile attack on the country and its people, which is not acceptable. As a special member of the congress, Mr. Bolsonora’s inappropriate remarks can detriment China-Brazil relations.

In his tweet, Yang asked Bolsonaro to delete his comment and apologize to the Chinese people. Yang says he will also expressed his discontent to Brazil’s Foreign Ministry.

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Yang's response to Bolsonaro on twitter

(Complied by Wang Jinhong)

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