Joe Biden’s pick for secretary of state this week said he plans to restore relations with China. Meanwhile, a China state-affiliated media blue check had this to say in response to a conservative GOP senator:

It started with Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn making this observation about China:

The Twitter account of the China Daily EU Bureau Chief responded to Sen. Blackburn this way:

Classy.

Blackburn fired back accordingly:

Ouch!