Drunk Chinese Diplomat: I Dislike My Boss And Americans Too
September 10, 2010
(ChattahBox World News) – A UN diplomat from China became less than diplomatic during a drunken rant where he told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he had never liked him, and that he also disliked Americans.
According to the Telegraph, Sha Zukang, former undersecretary general for Economic and Social Affairs, made an embarrassing toast during a UN retreat. IN the 15 minute toast he spoke at length about people he didn’t like, including Ki-moon and other senior officials present.
“I know you never liked me Mr. Secretary-General – well, I never liked you, either. You’ve been trying to get rid of me. You can fire me anytime, you can fire me today,” he said, which Ki-moon is described as smiling in an awkward, embarrassed sort of way. But Zukang wasn’t finished.
“I really don’t like him,” he said, referring to U.S.-born Bob Orr of the executive office of the secretary-general. “He’s an American and I really don’t like Americans.”
The toast went on for several more minutes while many people expressed embarrassment or anger, and the situation was tense by the time he got away from the mic.
The next morning, Zukang asked for a meeting with South Korean Ki-moon, and apologized for what he has said. But it is sure to be the talk of future retreats for years to come.