Argentina's Fernandez makes diplomatic gaffe on China trip

February 4, 2015 3:58 PM

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Argentina's Fernandez makes diplomatic gaffe on China trip

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, on a tour of China to strengthen ties as the economy teeters on the brink of a recession, appeared to commit a diplomatic blunder on Wednesday by poking fun at how the Chinese speak.

While Fernandez's remark on Twitter that the Chinese pronounce the letter 'r' as an 'l' will be taken by her supporters as a light-hearted joke typical of her folksy style on social media, she may have offended her hosts.

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