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Canadian Embassy: “Support Ukraine” Spray-painted on its Light-box

On March 1, the Canadian Embassy in Beijing flew the Ukrainian flag and displayed the wording, “We support Ukraine” and “We are with Ukraine” on the light box on its outer wall. On its official Weibo account, the Chinese counterpart of Twitter, the Embassy posted an article titled, “Today, in Beijing, we raise the Ukrainian flag to express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine.” However, Chinese netizens flooded the comment section of the article with criticism.

On March 2, the light box signboard with “We support Ukraine” written on it was found spray-painted in red with the wording “Fxxx NATO,” which seems to be a way to express dissatisfaction with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Canadian Embassy’s solidarity with Ukraine. The spray-painted area was later covered up, but the light box signage saying, “Support Ukraine” has not been removed.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the mainstream opinion in China is mostly in favor of Russia and against Ukraine, although there have also been some people who expressed their position in support of Ukraine and against Russian aggression.

Source: Central News Agency (Taiwan), March 3, 2022