Argentina’s Kirchner sparks row after China accent gibes

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner (C) waves as Chinese President Xi Jinping accompanies her during the welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on February 4, 2015Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner was assailed at home and abroad Thursday after an undiplomatic tweet during a state visit to China, in which she seemingly poked fun at Asian difficulties pronouncing the letters L and R. Xi is trying to build closer ties with Latin America and recently hosted China-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) in Beijing, eyeing a region that has traditionally been Washington’s backyard.