China says US protests show 'chronic disease' of racism
BEIJING: China said Monday (Jun 1) unrest in the United States highlighted its severe problems of racism and police violence, and exposed ...
BookmarkBEIJING: China said Monday (Jun 1) unrest in the United States highlighted its severe problems of racism and police violence, and exposed Washington's double standards in supporting Hong Kong's protesters."Black people's lives are also lives. Their human rights must also be guaranteed," foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters in Beijing, referring to the death in custody of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.
AdvertisementREAD: Tear gas fired outside White House as protesters rage over death of George Floyd"Racism against ethnic minorities in the US is a chronic disease of American society," Zhao added."The current situation reflects once more the severity of the problems of racism and police violence in the US."
Chinese diplomats and state media have seized on the violent unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd to accuse the US of hypocrisy and compare American protesters with demonstrators in Hong Kong.AdvertisementAdvertisementBeijing has long been infuriated by criticism from Western capitals, especially Washington, over its handling of the protests that shook Hong Kong last year.
READ: China threatens to 'counter-attack' US over Hong Kong curbsZhao on Monday said the US government's response to protests at home was a"textbook example of its world-famous double standards"."Why does the US lionise the so-called Hong Kong independence and black violence elements as heroes and activists, while calling people who protest against racism 'rioters'?" Zhao asked.
China has insisted that"foreign forces" are to blame for the turmoil in Hong Kong, where protesters – described by Beijing as rioters – have marched in the millions since June last year and often clashed with the police.Beijing sparked outrage and concern earlier this month with a plan to impose a national security law on Hong Kong that it said was needed to curb"terrorism".
It was condemned by activists and Western nations as another attempt to chip away at the city's freedoms.Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also took aim at Washington."I can't breathe," she said on Twitter, with a screenshot of a tweet by US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus that had criticised China's policy in Hong Kong.
Hua was quoting the words Floyd was heard saying repeatedly before his death – after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Read more: CNA »
Neo Fascist feudalism is the new Normal. In Singapore NO racism please believe it. China is right. The US is a chronically racist country. Lol, look who’s calling the kettle black Coming from a homogenous society this means nothing. Racism is everywhere including China. In some places it's visible and in some places its not.
Let's pray for peace in a divided world. Chyna is asshoe The fundamental similarity between a democratic and totalitarian regime is, both parties are allowed to blame democratic problems and praise totalitarian leaders, no vice versa. Yes There's more racism in China than Europe n America put together Ah, coming from the country who places Uyghurs in concentration camps, forces them to speak Mandarin, and renounce Islam. Stay in your lane, or should I ask Hong Kong?
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