Mr Farage had announced a new campaign to ensure that Britain “no longer depends on China”, which led to the Twitter conflict. The former leader of the Brexit party posted a video on Twitter warning of the threat posed by China to the West. In response, Chinese journalist Chen Weihua, who was classified by Twitter as “state-sponsored media in China”, hit back.
Weihua said, “It’s like Mr. Farage standing in the middle of the railroad trying to stop the arriving train. The result: He’s dejected.
“By the way, the Chinese bullet train runs much faster.
The main Brexiteer replied: “Look at the arrogance of the Chinese state media.
“You want to rule the world.”
Mr Farage had warned that “stopping China is the next great battle to be fought”.
After wishing his followers a Happy New Year, he said his new goal was to “prevent China from doing its best to take over the world.”
Mr Farage said the next “big fight” for Britain was against Beijing, which was “doing its best to take over the world”.
He added: “They are throttling democracy in Hong Kong and will do their best to do it elsewhere.
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China has become increasingly aggressive under the leadership of Xi Jinping, particularly in its quest to crush pro-democracy movements within its own sphere of influence.
President Xi has become more confrontational with India, Australia and European countries.
He put down democracy in Hong Kong and suppressed internal freedoms in mainland China.
The Beijing Politburo was also charged with human rights violations against Tibetans and Xinjiang Uyghurs.
China’s fortification of islands in the South China Sea is also a cause for contention.