Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Saturday blasted the Chinese language Communist Get together’s “obscene propaganda” within the wake of George Floyd’s killing and accused the Chinese language authorities of a “callous exploitation” of Floyd’s death.
“Beijing in recent days has showcased its continuing contempt for the truth and scorn for law,” Pompeo stated Saturday in a statement. “The [Chinese Communist Party’s] propaganda efforts – seeking to conflate the United States’ actions in the wake of the death of George Floyd with the CCP’s continued denial of basic human rights and freedom – should be seen for the fraud that they are.”
China has reveled within the unrest in the USA within the wake of the Could 25 death of Floyd whereas within the custody of a Minneapolis police officer who has been charged together with his homicide. China has accused the U.S. of a “double standard” by supporting anti-China protests in Hong Kong and criticizing China’s document on human rights when anti-racism protests rage all through the U.S.
“I think the Chinese Communist propaganda apparatus is very grateful to have some burning cities in the United States right now, having had to suffer and feel deeply humiliated by the specter of Hong Kong being in a state of chaos,” Orville Schell, director of the Asia Society’s Middle for U.S.-China Relations, told NPR.
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And Chinese language Communist Get together officers have trolled the U.S. on social media.
When State Division spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus tweeted support May 30 for the Hong Kong individuals, Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Chinese language International Ministry, responded with Floyd’s dying phrases: “I can’t breathe.”
U.S. adversaries of Iran, Russia and China have all taken benefit of Floyd’s death and used social media to advance their agendas, based on a study done by Graphika.
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In a single instance, the Chinese language deputy overseas minister mocked Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi for calling the Hong Kong demonstrations final yr a “beautiful sight” by retweeting comments from the editor of a state-run outlet: “I want to ask Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Pompeo: Should Beijing support protests in the US, like you glorified rioters in Hong Kong?”
Pompeo stated the distinction between the USA and the Chinese language Communist Get together (CCP) couldn’t be extra stark, whereas outlining a number of examples of how the CCP has despatched journalists to jail, abused protesters, muzzled docs warning of the coronavirus and imprisoned Muslims in re-education camps.
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“As with dictatorships throughout history, no lie is too obscene, so long as it serves the Party’s lust for power,” Pompeo stated. “This laughable propaganda should not fool anyone.”