A landmark night in US history: Capitol riots nation’s Waterloo, destroy global image
Double-standard Washington politicians ‘deserve chaos, violence’
GT staff reporters, Global Times – 7 January 2021
Given the tense relations between China and the U.S. as the result of a Trump presidency’s harsh and unforgiving rhetoric towards the country, it is hardly unsurprising to find that the Chinese reaction to the Capitol riots is one of the same nature.
In this article in the Global Times, reporters analyse the reactions of Chinese observers to what they describe as ‘the fall of “the beacon of democracy”‘. Among the Chinese, there seems to be a shared sense of ‘enjoyment’ at the ‘karma’ they have seen unfold. They also compare the reactions of American politicians to the Capitol riots to their reactions when pro-democracy protestors caused disruption in Hong Kong, claiming ‘double standards’. To read more about China’s perspective of this unprecedented event in American history, follow the link to the Global Times article here.