Argentina’s president tweeted something highly offensive about Chinese people—on a diplomatic trip to China

February 4, 2015 6:15 PM

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Like many Latin American politicians, Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is an avid Twitter user. So what inspirational message did she send to her 3.5 million followers, just a few hours ago during an important trip to China, that quickly garnered more than 2,500 retweets?

More like a highly offensive joke that poked fun at her host country. The tweet asked whether the more than 1,000 attendees at an event were there just for “rice and oil.” It was bad enough to imply that the country was only interested in Argentina for its resources, and to reference the stereotype ...

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