On July 14, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian posted a photograph of a world map on the social network Twitter, showing by its example the difference in understanding of the phrase “international community” for the whole world and for representatives of the Western press.
“What does “international community” mean? And what does “international community” mean according to mainstream Western media?” the diplomat asked his subscribers questions.
On the virtual globe in the first version of the diagram, he first painted over all the countries of the world in red. And below, on its second version, I painted over in red only the territories of the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan, thus indicating that the rest of the countries for coverage in the Western press are of no importance.
On June 30, Lijian also said that the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) is a systemic challenge to world peace and stability. The day before, a three-day NATO summit was held in Madrid, the central event of which was the approval of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept until 2030. In the document, the bloc designated Russia as “the most significant and direct threat” to security. It was also noted that in addition to Russia, in the form of a “threat”, the alliance would also affect China.