China Critiques: Tucker Carlson Reduced to 'Little Kitten' in Putin Interview

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.19 - 2024 4:23 PM CET

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Tucker Carlson Reduced to 'Little Kitten' in Putin Interview.

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Although China officially announced yesterday that they encourage a peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine following dialogue with Ukraine, there is still much evidence that the Chinese generally wish to maintain a good relationship with Russia.

Particularly, Chinese media are critical of Americans while simultaneously lavishing praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a recent article in the publication Sohu, according to AB News, the Chinese analyze Putin's interview with American journalist Tucker Carlson. Here, the Chinese call Putin a strongman, and they also suggest that the otherwise seasoned journalist suddenly ended up looking like a little kitten.

"President Putin is a strongman with a global reputation. What questions could make him frown or lose his composure? American journalist Tucker Carlson has always been known for his tricky questions, but next to Putin, he seemed more like a little kitten," the authors conveyed.

Is That All?

In China, it was emphasized that Putin, in interactions with Americans and representatives of other Western countries, behaves like a "true cool guy." On one hand, he is exceedingly polite and correct; on the other, his rhetoric can be tough if the situation demands it.

"Looking at Tucker, the Russian president probably thought: 'Is that all? I didn't even get to warm up properly!'" the Chinese journalists quipped.

It's not just the USA that is criticized by the Chinese media. They also have sharp words for the leaders of several major countries.

Sohu observers remarked that, at present, among Western journalists and politicians, there are no figures who could pose a challenge to Putin in personal interactions. Macron is described as infantile, Biden as too old, Sunak as unremarkable, and Scholz as cowardly.

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