China revels in the anti-racism riots in America

Edited By: Palki Sharma WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 09, 2020, 11:41 PM(IST)

File photo: US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Beijing has released a video targeting policing in the United States. It's a poor attempt at teaching America about policing because the world has seen China's policing in Hong Kong.

It must feel good to see an adversary embroiled in internal unrest. But — the echoes of these protesters in America — are also making China nervous.

Beijing has released a video targeting policing in the United States. It's a poor attempt at teaching America about policing because the world has seen China's policing in Hong Kong. If China is allowed to lecture, it can only lecture on persecution.

Right now, China is using the riots in America to push its propaganda. This video shows visuals of riots and looting. It highlights police brutality in America with statistics and it slams Trump's response.

China says the western press won't criticize the American police but will find faults in the Hong Kong police. Here's the thing, the western press has double standards. That's right, but china's argument is still flawed.

Here is the difference between Hong Kong and Minneapolis:  

George Floyd's killing at the hands of a white police officer was not a government order. Suppression of dissent in Hong Kong — is Chinese govt order.

The Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong wiped out the Chinese civilisation. The superiority of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics means Sini-cisation. Imposing the Chinese culture on all.

In 2018 — Xi Jinping issued a directive aimed at sinicisation of Chinese Muslims and that included the Hui Muslims.

Since then — the government has even termed the Hui culture as Arab. They call it a foreign culture, and not at all Chinese.

Then China attacked religious places, destroyed mosques and rebuilt some to make them appear more Chinese.

China banned all Arabic signs in the region during the Cultural Revolution. In 1975 — the people's liberation army massacred over 1,500 Hui people. At least 300 of them were children more than 4,000 homes were destroyed.

Today — Xi Jinping is touring the Hui regions calling for ethnic unity. Xi is forgetful many Hui Muslims have been sent to reeducation camps.

They've been tortured much like the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang. More than one million of them are in detention. Many are being tried on trumped-up charges in sham trials. Convicted without evidence or due process. Indoctrinated, Forced to watch videos that praise president Xi Jinping. Now — the same man is presenting himself as the messiah of minorities. Preaching others about policing and inclusion doesn't cut it.

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