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China’s Ambassador to South Africa Is New to Twitter but From the Looks of It, He’s Learning How to Waste Time on Social Media Just Like the Rest of Us

China’s outspoken ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, just joined Twitter last month and for the most part, he’s been posting the usual things that ambassadors tend to post on social media like photos from official events and pro-Beijing propaganda. Then out of character, a video of a squirrel eating a giant peanut showed up in his feed. Either the ambassador was bored on a Sunday afternoon or whoever’s managing his Twitter account apparently has a sense of humor (not something we see very often from high-ranking Chinese diplomats by the way).

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