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This satirical Chinese account live-tweeted the GOP debate, and it was amazing

Zack Beauchamp is a senior correspondent at Vox, where he covers ideology and challenges to democracy, both at home and abroad. Before coming to Vox in 2014, he edited TP Ideas, a section of Think Progress devoted to the ideas shaping our political world.

Thursday night, Fox Business hosted a Republican debate. During the debate, many people thought they had funny things to say about it on Twitter.

But few of them could match the running live-tweeting from an account called the Relevant Organs. It is a parody account — stay with me here — written from the point of view of satirized Chinese Communist Party officials. It's long been popular among China watchers and China-based journalists for its sendups of Chinese officialdom. But after a long hiatus, the account came back to bless us with a running commentary on the GOP debate:

By taking the point of view of a befuddled Chinese bureaucrat, the account helps make it clear how little sense Thursday's debate might make to people who aren't super-familiar with American politics:

It also highlights the ridiculous tone of some of the foreign policy conversations that happened last night:

But most importantly, it's pretty funny, especially if you're familiar with Chinese propaganda and history: