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America is CHRONICALLY ILL with racism, Beijing proclaims, as George Floyd rallies blight US cities

America is CHRONICALLY ILL with racism, Beijing proclaims, as George Floyd rallies blight US cities


The loss of life of African-American George Floyd by the hands of Minnesota police is a symptom that’s sufficiently acute for the US to be recognized with “a continual illness” of racism, China’s overseas ministry has declared.

The working demonstrations demanding justice for George Floyd present “the severity of the issues of racism and police violence within the US,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Overseas Affairs Zhao Lijian instructed at an everyday press briefing on Monday.

Racism itself is “a continual illness of American society,” Zhao acknowledged, as quoted by AFP.

The Chinese language overseas ministry’s tackle the case appears to reflect that of their Iranian counterparts, who tweeted {a photograph} of a black demonstrator valiantly going through down a squad of riot police.

The caption invoked a well-known speech by the US civil rights chief Martin Luther King and his declaration that “I’ve a dream that someday this nation will stand up & stay out the true that means of its creed: ‘We maintain these truths to be self-evident, that every one males are created equal,’” it reads.

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Pundits in China have additionally supplied their tackle the nationwide protests and the means the US authorities is dealing with the state of affairs.

Final week, Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of China’s state-run International Instances newspaper, accused US President Donald Trump of being hypocritical in direction of violent rallies that broke out in Minneapolis, town the place Floyd was torturously suffocated by a police officer named Derek Chauvin.

“Please defend the folks of Minnesota, identical to you sympathize with Hong Kong thugs,” Hu tweeted, invoking President Trump’s threats to ship within the navy, warning the “thugs” concerned that “when the looting begins, the taking pictures begins.”

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