Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

‘Put on a mask and shut up’: China’s undiplomatic diplomats hit back at critics

Score one for the Chinese on this one.

By Shashank Bengali and Alice Su
Los Angeles Times
a man wearing a suit and tie: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian takes a question at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2020.
BEIJING — The newscast blares from a television set in a Beijing apartment, carrying through an open window and echoing across the compound. The refrain is the same every evening: praise for China’s handling of the coronavirus, dire scenes from foreign hospitals and condemnations of the United States.
The tone is often withering. Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was declared “the public enemy of humanity.” A few nights later, the anchor feigned sympathy for Americans, who she said were left to die while their government railed against China.

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