Daily Archives: July 13, 2016

‘So handsome’: Foreign minister an unlikely heartthrob for Chinese netizens after S.China Sea ruling

As social media blew up with an exchange of insults, satirical cartoons, and angry tweets following the ruling by the Hague’s arbitration tribunal that China has “no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea,” Chinese netizens found a new idol to channel their nationalism through: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Wang said after the ruling was announced on Tuesday that the arbitration was “a political farce under the pretext of law,” and “now the farce is over, it is time for things to go back to normal,” state-run media outlet Xinhua reported.