Chinese officials have demanded that U-S.
President Donald Trump remove references to the country from his upcoming state visit, and even threatened to block the visit if he did not.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday demanded that the Trump administration remove references on Twitter to China from the official State Department website.
The spokesman’s remarks were made to reporters, and were not immediately confirmed by the White House.
The State Department has not released a statement on the issue, and it’s unclear what prompted the demand.
Earlier this month, the Trump campaign made headlines for a tweet that referenced “China’s economic power, a country that can make a tremendous difference in the world.”
The tweet was retweeted nearly 5,000 times.
The tweet, which Trump also later deleted, was one of a number of Trump’s more than 100 social media posts that have referenced China.