Capitol riot: China mocks US, accuses Washington of hypocrisy

Capitol riot: China mocks US, accuses Washington of hypocrisy

- Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, while comparing the US protests to the ones in Hong Kong in 2019, stated that even though the former was "severe", there were no deaths

- Hua wondered why US police officers used force on protesters yet they have been in the forefront criticising other countries when they do the same

- World leaders across the globe had earlier united to condemn the US post-election mayhem

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China has ridiculed the United States of America (US) over post-election chaos that was witnessed in the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, when outgoing President Donald Trump's supporters stormed congress in protest over Democrat Joe Biden's affirmation as president-elect.

China ridicules US over post-election chaos, accuses Washington of hypocrisy

Supporters of outgoing US president Donald Trump protest outside the US Capitol. Photo: Getty Images.
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In a statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, accused Washington of hypocrisy after at least four people were killed in the process.

Hua while comparing the US protests to the ones in Hong Kong in 2019, stated that even though the former was "severe", there were no deaths after the demonstrators stormed the legislature.

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Hua said as quoted by South China Morning Post:

“In 2019, radical demonstrators violently stormed Hong Kong's Legislative Council building, wantonly damaged facilities, used toxic powders and liquids to attack and beat the police, and even bit a police officer’s finger off."

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The senior Chinese official, however, noted the authorities exercised restraint to avert deaths but mocked the US mainstream media for not condemning the violence in their country just as they did when Hong Kong protests erupted. She added:

“Now the US mainstream media had unanimously criticised violent Trump fans in the Capitol saying it’s a violent event and those protesters are mobs, extremists...But what description did they use on the Hong Kong protest? ‘Beautiful sight.'"

Hua wondered why US police officers used force on protesters yet they have been in the forefront criticising other countries when they do the same.

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"We also wish that the US people can enjoy peace, stability and security as soon as possible."

On her Facebook page, Hong Kong's former chief executive Leung Chun-Ying sarcastically posed.

"Where do you want to protest, Hong Kong or the US?"

The United States president-elect, Joe Biden, had reacted to the invasion of US Capitol by the supporters of President Donald Trump.

The US president's supporters broke into the US Capitol to stop the certification of the electoral college votes on Wednesday, January 6.

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