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Mikhail Gorbachev – deterrent example for Xi

In China, sympathy for Mikhail Gorbachev’s death is extremely reserved. Even more: The death of the 93-year-old is commented on with a good portion of malice and malicious joy. Commentator Wuwei Li writes to his almost 900,000 followers on Weibo that Gorbachev only deserves “contempt”: “He was a lame, incompetent, cowardly politician” who serves as a “deterrent example” for China. One could only “thank” him for this lesson. Wuwei’s cynical message to the former Soviet president is: “Have a nice trip!”

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