Claims that the Chinese delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos did not applaud after Volodymyr Zelenskyy's speech and then left the hall are not true, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing the Chinese delegation.
"Chinese representatives said that this information is not true. The Chinese delegation at the World Economic Forum told Xinhua that it was in talks with Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, while Volodymyr Zelenskyy was speaking," the agency said.
Earlier, U.S. House of Representatives member Republican Michael McCaul said that after Zelenskyy's speech, the Chinese delegation did not join the applause and soon left the hall. On CNN, he showed a photograph in which the seated Chinese delegates could be seen surrounded by applauding people.