Argentine president draws ire for mocking Chinese accent while in Beijing

February 6, 2015 4:21 AM

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Argentine president draws ire for mocking Chinese accent while in Beijing

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Embattled Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, while on a state visit to China seeking badly needed investment, caused a furor by joking about her hosts' accents on Twitter.

Fernandez tried to mimic a Chinese accent by switching "r's" with "l's" in a tweet in Spanish that translates as: "Did they only come for lice and petloleum."

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