In the apparent attempt to divert international criticism to China's mass detention of Muslims and other religious minorities in Xinjiang province, Lijian Zhao has written a series of tweets this weekend that seem to be meant to highlight the shortcomings in the United States, including racism, violence with arms and inequality in income. Zhao mentions a joint statement signed by 22 countries last week, condemning the Chinese movement in Xinjiang, where about two million people were detained in the camps and subjected to torture and forced re-education. He also mentioned a separate joint statement from 37 countries, many of them with their own unstable human rights situation, who praised China for its "remarkable human rights record". He called this letter a "big slap on the face of the United States and their western cohorts."
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1; which were then erased – the Deputy Head of Mission in Islamabad wrote that "if you are in Washington, DC, you know that whites never leave" in the southeastern part of the city "because is a black and Latin zone. "
A message on Twitter that not only calls Zhao "racist disgrace," but says he is "shockingly ignorant of just. " Former National Security Advisor appears to misidentify Zhao published in the United States. She noted that "at normal times," the Chinese diplomat would be declared persona non grata – the best form of reproach for a diplomat – for the published comments on the country's capital. Tiankai writes, "I expect better from you and your team, please do the right thing and send it home."
Zhao publishes a retort that has also been erased by saying that Rice is also such a disgrace. And shockingly ignorant as well. "
" To denote someone who speaks the truth that you do not want to hear a racist is disgraceful and disgusting, "he wrote
CNN reached the Chinese Foreign Ministry for further comment. Berling from CNN, Ben West and Joe Shelley contributed to this report.