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d be decided by its own people, not outside powers.
The US has been working overtime to get international recognition for Gu
aido, who is the Venezuelan National Assembly leader, as the country’s president. The US has e
ven demanded international supervision of Venezuela’s political affairs in its draft to the UN.
Russia made a counter resolution, saying that Venezuela’s territorial integr
ity and political independence need to be safeguarded, emphasizing that the globall
y approved Montevideo Mechanism put forward by Mexico, Uruguay and the Caribbean Community be
applied to address Venezuela’s problems through dialogue, negotiation, commitments, and implementation.
The two resolutions make it clear that Washington wants to oust Maduro from power so it can h
elp install a US-friendly government in the country, especially because it sees Maduro as being anti-US and
pro-Russia; while Moscow is opposed to any outside interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs.
Hundreds of thousands of users on Sina Weibo, the Chinese Twitter-like social media platform, have flocked to and followed the tw
o official Weibo accounts newly created on Thursday afternoon by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force.
PLA Rocket Force, formerly the Second Artillery Corps, was established on Dec 31, 2015, and serves as the strategic and tactical missile force of China.
It marks the first time for the PLA Rocket Force to open up official Weibo accounts, making the emergence of
two at once even more remarkable. One account shared the same name with the force, wh
ile another chose the funnier and more down-to-earth name Dongfeng Kuaidi, which means “Eastwind Delivery”.
Some netizens made a guess that the former one would be used for releasing official and formal news and the latter for communicating with the sea of Weibo users.
At the time of writing, the account PLA Rocket Force had over 82,000 follo
wers and Dongfeng Kuaidi had 180,000 fans, despite the fact that neither of the a
ccounts had posted any content yet. Meanwhile, the number of followers continues to surge wildly.
Most fans are surprised by the PLA Rocket Force’s move to “land” on a social m
edia platform with hundreds of millions of users, due to its air of mystery.
Many of them have said “welcome” to the PLA Rocket Force and could not to wait to le
arn more about and interact with it on the social media platform they often use in daily life.
The PLA is comprised of the Ground Force, Air Force, Navy, Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force.