Peripheral products of Chinese diplomats strong words hit shelves after Alaska talk
Peripheral products of top Chinese diplomats’ strong words at the sharp and confrontational opening of China-US talks in Alaska have hit the shelves of leading Chinese e-commerce platforms starting Friday, as the blunt rebuttal against the US is making headlines and gaining overwhelming support in China.
T-shirts and mobile phone shells printed with slogans of the “Chinese people don’t buy it,” “Stop interfering in China’s internal affairs” and “the US does not have the qualification to speak to us in a condescending manner,” were put on the shelves of Chinese e-commerce platforms like T-mall and Pinduoduo.
A poster with the same slogans and designs circulating on China’s social media platforms Sina Weibo and WeChat have seen a high level of activity and received overwhelming support among ordinary Chinese netizens.
Under the trending of “China-US high-level strategic dialogue” on Sina Weibo on Saturday, a post of the topic “the US does not have the qualification to speak to us in a condescending manner” has seen nearly 60,000 comments, more than 500,000 reposts and almost 1.5 million likes as of 6 pm on Saturday.
The strong and candid remarks were made by top Chinese diplomats at the meeting with their US counterparts in Alaska on Friday, in response to the US officials’ inhospitable manners and violation of diplomatic protocol at the high-level bilateral talks.
The remarks are widely deemed as a signal for the US side to rethink their condescending attitude and bullying approaches toward China by observers and Chinese netizens.
Slogans like “Chinese people don’t buy it” and “support China” have been repeatedly cited by Sina Weibo users to show support to their country and diplomats under the comment section of the post of the topic “the US does not have the qualification to speak to us in a condescending manner.”
The quick moves of some venders have received an array feedback from netizens.
On the posts of the peripheral products’ links, some netizens said they made orders and liked the designs, while some netizens consider the marketing moves too commercial and inappropriate.