As the world continues to contemplate the negligence and nefariousness of China’s response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the communist regime is apparently getting their feelings hurt.
From the moment that COVID-19 arrived in Europe, the world knew that something was wrong with China’s portrayal of the virus. Both the mortality rate and infection rate seemed vastly underreported, which left much of the rest of the world resembling sitting ducks. Soon, lawmakers and health experts around the globe were sounding the alarm on China’s unwillingness to properly warn us about the dangers of coronavirus, causing some to rightfully wonder if this reticence was purposeful.
Now, somehow, China has had the audacity to complain about being “bullied” internationally – this time in regard to their treatment of Hong Kong.
China has accused the U.S. of seeking to obstruct its development with recent steps to sanction officials who undermine local autonomy in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador in Beijing to lodge a protest.
Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang told Ambassador Terry Branstad that threatened sanctions and the withdrawal of special trading privileges for Hong Kong are not about democracy and freedom in the semi-autonomous territory but an attempt to contain China’s development.
“I want to warn the U.S. sternly that any bullying and unfairness imposed on China by the U.S. will meet resolute counter attack from China and the U.S. attempt to obstruct China’s development is doomed to failure,” he said, according to an account of Wednesday’s meeting carried by state media.
The move comes after US President Donald Trump signed a “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” into law, further provoking Beijing.
Given just how vile the behavior out of China’s government has been as of late, this “bullying” complaint doesn’t seem to hold much water, however.
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