China’s Foreign Ministry Mocks America for Its Social Unrest
America’s rivals are exploiting the unrest following the death of George Floyd to mock the country while it deals with unprecedented social tension.
Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge reported that “Beijing communist party officials are especially taking the US to task over its ‘hypocrisy’ regarding Hong Kong.”
The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Director General Hua Chunying tweeted “I can’t breathe.”
The U.S. State Department has largely sided with Hong Kong protesters during the last year as activists have stood against Beijing’s growing control over the city.
U.S. officials have criticized Hong Kong police and the mainland government’s harsh response to these protests.
Durden continued noting how Chinese media exploited this unrest to dunk on the United States:
“The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying further used a recent RT segment to castigate what she called “THUGS & HEROES HYPOCRISY” in all caps, also as a reference to how Washington immediately dubs ‘rioters’ in official enemy countries as “heroes” while condemning any similar protest action in its own midst. “
Iran joined the fray when Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted “Some don’t think #BlackLivesMatter. To those of us who do: it is long overdue for the entire world to wage war against racism. Time for a #WorldAgainstRacism.”
Some don't think #BlackLivesMatter.
To those of us who do: it is long overdue for the entire world to wage war against racism.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) May 30, 2020
A few days before Zarif made his tweets, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Twitter that “if you’re dark-skinned walking in the US, you can’t be sure you’ll be alive in the next few minutes.”
“A human, for his black skin, has no reassurance to live in society, if indeed, a police officer can beat him to death because of his colored skin,” Khamenei commented.
— Khamenei TV (@Khamenei_tv) May 27, 2020
The country’s paramount leader posted a video depicting the history of slavery and previous race riots in major American cities.
Hong Kong has been a heated topic ever since President Trump decided to scrap all of America’s agreements with Hong Kong after it allegedly rescinded its special status to Beijing.
“China has replaced its promised formula of one country, two systems, with one country, one system,” Trump declared.
Indeed, foreign countries are now coming to notice a lot of the U.S.’s social flaws.
Major powers like China will likely exploit this in the future.
In dealing with an authoritarian country like China the U.S. must be smart. It should continue pursuing fairer trade deals, along with finding ways to decouple from the country.
Furthermore, it should greatly restrict migration from the East Asian country due to its track record of using its citizens to set up shop in the U.S. and engage in all forms of espionage and business theft.