Skip to comments.In China, U.S. protests a hot topic on state, social media
Posted on 06/01/2020 5:17:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
BEIJING - Chinese state media is giving extensive coverage to violent protests roiling cities across the United States, while the unrest has also featured widely in Chinese social media.
Chinas state-run CCTV aired parts of an interview that his brother, Philonise Floyd, gave to U.S. news channel MSNBC in its noon broadcast on Monday, where he said U.S. President Donald Trump did not give him the opportunity to speak during a phone call and where he cried at the mention of his brother.
While the unrest in U.S. cities has been widely reported by international media, Chinas interest comes at a time when relations between the two are particularly strained.
CCTV featured reports from one of its reporters running with protesters in Minnesota, as well as short videos shot by Americans depicting police violence against protesters.
On Chinas social media platform Weibo, at least five news items on the protests were among the top 20 trending topics by midday, led by reports Trump had been temporarily taken to a bunker as protesters surrounded the White House.
For some analysts, the Chinese media coverage of the protests echoed their reporting on the coronavirus situation in the United States.
The number one thing they want to show is that the Communist Party is doing a better job in terms of fighting the coronavirus and managing society, said Alfred Wu, associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.
Thats the main message: the U.S. is not doing good.
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Covid 19 is so last week.
They are making their move on Hong Kong and Thursday and Friday are the anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Looks to me like they are looking for a way to overwrite it.
Because China is SO concerned about police violence and civil rights. < /SARCASM >
And still everybody here keeps making jokes as our country Burns
Google has already overwritten the Tiananmen Sq. massacre.
Only too happy to appease the ChiComs.
Just like the last time the “country burned”?
Does this mean Kojak is right?
And here, Big Media has been telling us for several weeks that it’s our patriotic duty to sit on the couch and wear masks....
I really dont care about Chinese opinion.
June 4th in anniversary of Tienanmen Square Massacre.
Let them be “inspirational.”
We, as a nation, tend to enjoy lawlessness when it is across the ocean. I would love to see some riots on the Chinese Mainland.
I should have included the /s.
Commie clucking from the commie henhouse of the world. Let them gossip among themselves.
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