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China: Canada to give clear explanation over 'Wuhan Bat' shirt

Christian Fernsby |
Canada should offer China a clear explanation as soon as possible over the malicious customized shirts of its diplomatic staff, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

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Topics: CHINA    CANADA    WUHAN   

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a press briefing after a Canadian foreign ministry spokesperson claimed the customized shirts with the "bat" pattern and "WUHAN" lettering were nothing more than a "misunderstanding."

Wang said Canada's claims of a "misunderstanding" are unconvincing, stressing that some mainstream Canadian media also admitted that the shirts are printed with bat-like patterns.

"We can hardly believe that the individual concerned, as a high-level diplomat who has worked and lived in China for many years, would make such a low-level mistake unconsciously," said Wang.

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