Foreign Policy Digital

Kobe Bryant Was the United States’ Best Ambassador in China

The basketball legend’s death was bigger than virus news in a country that loved him.

When news of the basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash broke Sunday, his death was perhaps mourned even more widely in China than in his home. The hashtag about Bryant’s death on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social networking platform, had accumulated 3 billion views by midafternoon, shooting to the top of trending searches and temporarily burying discussion about the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, which has dominated Chinese social media for the past week. Even state media weighed in, with the Communist Party mouthpiece saying of Bryant: “His fearless spirit of fighting, both on the court and in real life,

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de Foreign Policy Digital

Foreign Policy Digital9 min de lecturePolitics
Trump’s Narcissism Is What’s Really on Trial in the Senate
The House impeachment managers argue he must be removed because he identifies threats to him personally with threats to the nation. Trump’s lawyers and defenders say this is normal.
Foreign Policy Digital5 min de lecturePolitics
Kim Jong Un Rides to His Family’s Battles
A new film has been airing daily on North Korean television recounting Kim Jong Un’s “legendary miracle year of 2019.” Opening with a smiling Kim astride his white horse on the snowcapped summit of Mount Paektu, the two-and-a-half-hour feature shows
Foreign Policy Digital5 min de lecturePolitics
Trump’s Peace Plan Is a Trojan Horse That Aims to Make Israeli Occupation Permanent
The White House initiative is a piece of political malware masquerading as a credible diplomatic initiative. The goal is not peace but the permanent normalization of Israel’s military rule over millions of Palestinians.