China revels in US unrest

Source: NYT (6/2/20)
As Protests Engulf the United States, China Revels in the Unrest
Chinese officials and state media are seizing on the moment to tout Beijing’s authoritarian system and condemn American hypocrisy — a narrative that ignores many of their own issues.
By Javier Hernandez

Protesters being detained by the police in Minneapolis on Sunday. Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

The cartoon shows the Statue of Liberty cracking into pieces, a police officer breaking through its copper robe. A man’s head lies on the ground in front of the White House, its facade splattered with blood.

“Beneath human rights,” says the title of the cartoon, which was published by People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s flagship newspaper, and circulated widely on social media sites this week.

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