On April 8, local time, Twitter officially announced that the “Milk Tea Alliance” has developed into a “global democratic movement”. To celebrate its first anniversary, Twitter has specially designed an exclusive emoji. As long as the tweets are tagged in Chinese, English, Thai, Korean and several other Asian languages, this exclusive emoji will appear.
It can be seen that the background of the emoji is composed of three colors. This is actually the “tricolor flag” of the “Milk Tea Alliance”, which is derived from the different soup colors of Taiwan milk tea, Hong Kong milk, and Thai milk tea.
Speaking of this organization, we must start in April last year. At that time, the girlfriend of the actor in a Thai drama caused dissatisfaction among Chinese netizens for making “Taiwan independence” remarks. Netizens in China and Thailand subsequently had some quarrels. Almost at the same time, a large number of arguments involving “Taiwan independence” and the new crown pneumonia conspiracy theory suddenly appeared, causing the two sides to quarrel more intensely.
This has been hyped up by some media on the island, and Huang Zhifeng and other rioters in Hong Kong also took the opportunity to “touch porcelain” and tried to provoke it. Since then, a “milk tea alliance” composed of “Taiwan independence” elements and Hong Kong chaos elements and some Thais has appeared.
The organization is active on social media, and some young people use this banner to maliciously criticize China on the Internet. In March this year, this cup of “poisoned milk tea” also flowed to Myanmar. At that time, many Chinese companies in Myanmar were beaten, smashed, looted and burned by lawbreakers. Many experts believed that behind this was the instigation of the “Milk Tea Alliance”.
On the 8th, Twitter also specifically announced that in the past year, the “Milk Tea Alliance” had been used more than 11 million times on Twitter. After the “coup” in Myanmar in February this year, the usage of this term soared again.
Of course, Huang Zhifeng did not let go of this opportunity for speculation. He tweeted to declare that he would “always be united, no matter how difficult the times are.” The English and Chinese version of hashtags are also attached to the tweet.
Sun Jiashan, an associate researcher at the Chinese Academy of Art, has been following the trend of the “Milk Tea Alliance”. He once said bluntly that this so-called “Milk Tea Alliance” is the “color revolution” and “Arab Spring” that raged in Eastern Europe, West Asia, and North Africa in the past few years. Behind this new form is the direct manipulation of the US intelligence services.
On April 8, when asked by a Bloomberg reporter about Twitter’s move, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, responded that this so-called organization has always held an anti-China stance and is full of prejudice against China. China firmly opposes this.