Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner came under intense criticism after she mocked Chinese pronunciation on Twitter while on a state visit to China seeking investment. But there was no mention of the diplomatic faux pas in the Thursday edition of Chinese newspaper People's Daily, which instead chose to feature a picture of a friendly, if slightly stiff, handshake between Kirchner and Chinese President Xi Jinping on its front page.
Kirchner tweeted in Spanish Wednesday, "Did they only come for lice and petloleum?" It was a comeback to criticism that she packs events with her supporters, Bloomberg reports.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: People's Daily is a Beijing-based daily newspaper, published worldwide with a circulation of 3 to 4 million.