China hits back US by criticizing George Floyd's death and protests

China hits back US by criticizing George Floyd's death and protests

The Chinese government and the media have seized on the ongoing protest in the US and compared it with the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and accused Washington of hypocrisy.

CHINA hits back the flames in its war of words with the US, with officials and state media openly taunting Donald Trump's government about the unrest sweeping across the USA.

The United States and China traded barbs in the recent United Nations Security Council meeting reportedly targeting each other’s shortcomings.

diplomats from China and Russia slammed the US during the council discussion highlighting the death of George Floyd, the African American who died after being suffocated by a police officer. In addition, they also questioned the Trump-led government's handling of the growing unrest throughout the nation.

After days of chaotic scenes in the US, on Sunday China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying posted “I can’t breathe” – Floyd’s last words – to Twitter, with a screenshot of her American counterpart criticizing China’s crackdown on Hong Kong.

Hua Chunying 华春莹@SpokespersonCHN

"I can't breathe."

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“US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once called the violent protests in Hong Kong ‘a beautiful sight to behold.’… US politicians now can enjoy this sight from their own windows,” Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of nationalist tabloid Global Times, wrote on Saturday.

Published on: Jun 01, 2020 15:42:35

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