To China, what happened at the Capitol last week was a propaganda gift. The government-owned Global Times newspaper called it, “An Iconic Humiliation! The Madness of the Capitol Has Dragged America to its Waterloo!”
Chinese commentators have had a field day mocking what they called US hypocrisy for supporting the sometimes violent pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.
New York Times: China’s System is Better Than Ours?
Meanwhile, China has been busy trying to show the world that it offers a better, more stable, and prosperous way and that its economy has recovered from Coronavirus while other nations are still stuck in lockdowns.
Last week the New York Times even suggested China’s system is better than ours, saying “Citizens of China don’t have freedom of speech…but they have the freedom to move around and lead a normal day-to-day life. In a pandemic year, many of the world’s people would envy this most basic form of freedom.”
Michael Waller, an expert on propaganda and psychological warfare at the Center for Security Policy, says this has been the public relations goal of the Chinese government since it first began to be blamed for COVID-19.
Waller says China wants the world to believe that “[President] Xi Jinping is doing everything right. China has perfect stability. It’s the model for the world. And by the way, look at how bad the United States is.”
But as it tries to overtake the United States and become the most powerful nation on earth, China remains its own worst enemy.
Despite images of dancing without masks on New Year’s Eve, making it look like everything has returned to normal, China has not beaten the coronavirus. A few days ago it had to seal off an entire city of 11 million people, Shijiazhuang, and order mass testing.
Longtime China expert Steven Mosher says, “I think that everything that comes out of China is a fabrication. It’s either greatly exaggerated or it’s an out and out lie.”
Shots like these might make you forget that China has had one of the brutal dictatorships in modern times. Millions of Muslim Uighurs have disappeared into Chinese internment camps and Uighur women have been subjected to forced abortions and sterilization. The Chinese Embassy in Washington tweeted last week that this is good because the women are “no longer baby-making machines.”
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SOURCE: CBN News, Dale Hurd