The fan culture surrounding Wang Wenbin comes at a time when China's 'diplomat dream team' already has a steady fanbase on social media.
"We should support peace talks, and oppose America adding fuel to the fire," one top commenter on Weibo wrote after Putin's speech.
China opens its gates while other countries introduce travel restrictions on Chinese passengers. Authorities have condemned the measures.
Many Weibo users agree with Chinese officials that the U.S. re-investigation of the Covid-19 origin is about "political manipulation" and "blame-shifting."
News of the Chinese Consulate on Houston being ordered to close by the US is top trending on Weibo today.