It looks as Donald Trump’s “very, very good friend” the Chinese dictator President Xi Jinping broke up with him. There is no more nice-guy dictator. In fact, the Chinese leader has been having some fun at our wanna-be dictator’s expense.
China decided to break its promise to keep Hong Kong autonomous and a thriving hub of business. The Hong Kong protesters did not give up. So after months of going after protesters, Xi Jinping doubled down on them, according to The South China Morning Post. Then, he went after Trump:
‘I have a question for violent protesters in Hong Kong and their supporters there: Would you stand with angry Minneapolis demonstrators who attacked police station, or would you stand with President Trump who threatens to shoot “These THUGS”?’
Chinese Spokesperson Hua Chunying tweeted:
‘I can’t breathe.’
Chunying retweeted State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus tweeted about this being a “pivotal moment.” Ortagus wrote that China broke its promise with Hong Kong. The world needed to “stand with the rule of law and hold to account the Chinese Communist party:”
‘This is a pivotal moment for the world. It will go down in history. Freedom loving (sic) people around the world must stand with the rule of law and hold to account the Chinese Communist Party, which has flagrantly broken its promises to the people of Hong Kong.’
Per the 100-year agreement, Hong Kong went to China in 1997. Another agreement was known as “One country, two systems.” It let Hong Kong keep Its “high-degree of autonomy.” That agreement was set to expire in 2047, but China broke its promises, and citizens of Hong Kong protested.
The Chinese government wanted a national security law:
‘[T]o outlaw secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in Hong Kong. The decision not only resuscitated the protests, but prompted President Trump to strip Hong Kong of its special status in a bid to punish China.’
South China Morning Post is a national state-run publication claimed that US police had arrested “about 4,100 people” in the protests last weekend from people protesting institutional injustices. The US media reported dozens of arrests in more major cities.
One police offer was arrested and charged with third-degree murder of George Floyd who was black As such, the Chinese social media accused the US of interfering in the Hong Kong unrest last year. One user said:
‘The US cannot manage its internal affairs well, how come it can interfere with other countries’ domestic affairs?’
‘The protesters are making their appeals in a peaceful way, and I urge the US government to respect their human rights’
Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian suggested the Trump administration face America’s “deep-seated racial problems in the US,” according to the South China Morning Post.
‘This incident reflected how severe the problem of racism and police brutality is in the US, and how urgently these problems need to be solved.’
Then, Zhao addressed the comparison between the US and China:
‘[I]nternal and external forces acted outrageously to split the country, subvert the regime and organise (British spelling) terrorist attacks. These pro-independence movements and black-clad mobs severely endangered national security.
‘Why did the US glorify the so-called pro-independence forces in Hong Kong as heroes, but call the protesters disappointed with racism in the US rioters?
‘Why did the US criticise (British spelling) the very restrained Hong Kong police but shoot its domestic protesters and even mobilise (British spelling) its National Guard troops?’
Hu also took criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who once described the Hong Kong protests as a “beautiful sight to behold:“
‘Now they can witness it by their home windows. I want to ask Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Pompeo: Should Beijing support protests in the US, like you glorified rioters in Hong Kong?’
The Editor-in-Chief of China’s state-run publication The Global Times Hu Xjin tweeted according to Fox News:
‘I have a question for violent protesters in Hong Kong and their supporters there: Would you stand with angry Minneapolis demonstrators who attacked police station, or would you stand with President Trump who threatens to shoot “These THUGS’?”‘
Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijan wrote:
‘Why did the U.S. glorify the so-called pro-independence forces in Hong Kong as heroes, but call the protesters disappointed with racism in the U.S. rioters? Why did the U.S. criticize the very restrained Hong Kong police but shoot its domestic protesters and even mobilise (British spelling) its National Guard troops?’
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