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Annoyed China Weighs in on Bezos-Musk Twitter Spat

Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos criticized a fellow billionaire’s purchase of a media company on Tuesday by wondering if Communist China might use economic pressure against Elon Musk to gain “a bit of leverage” over Twitter. The Chinese Foreign Ministry brusquely labeled such ideas as “speculation . . . without any factual basis.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin listens to a question at the daily Foreign Ministry briefing in Beijing on July 24, 2020. - China on July 24 ordered the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu to close in retaliation for one of its missions in the United States …