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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:53 PM

"I Never Wanted to Offend Chinese People," Says Eduardo Bolsonaro

"I Never Wanted to Offend Chinese People," Says Eduardo Bolsonaro
Congressman blamed China for coronavirus and received harsh response from Chinese ambassador to Brazil

Mar.20.2020 1:18PM

Rafael Balago
Federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) tweeted on Thursday that he did not offend Chinese people when he blamed the Chinese for Coronavirus in a series of Twitter posts on Wednesday. Instead, he said he was just criticizing the Chinese government.

His Wednesday posts prompted a harsh response from the Chinese ambassador to Brazil, Yang Wanming twitter, which ignited a diplomatic crisis between the countries.

"I have never offended the Chinese people, such an interpretation is totally out of place," wrote President Jair Bolsonaro's son. "I clarify that I shared a post that criticizes the Chinese government's action in preventing the pandemic, especially in sharing information that would have been useful in prevention on a global scale."

Eduardo also said that the country does not want problems with China and explained his "esteem for the contribution of the Chinese community in the development of Brazil". He also wrote that he did not speak on behalf of the Brazilian government.


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