Opinion: Minneapolis is not Hong Kong

Article Link: https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-minneapolis-is-not-hong-kong/a-53659134

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

China wants to emphasize that clashes between police and protesters in US cities mean Washington has no right to criticize crackdowns in Hong Kong. But the two protests are very different, says DW’s Rodion Ebbighausen. There is no question that the images of unrest and demonstrations in the United States and Hong Kong are similar…. Under these conditions, Chinese propaganda has an easy job of accusing the US of hypocrisy and double standards. After all, the US government has been supporting the protests in Hong Kong, but is now condemning supposedly similar protests at home. On May 30, Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry, tweeted George Floyd’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” along with a screenshot of a tweet from US State Department spokeswoman, Morgan Ortegus, criticizing China’s new Hong Kong security law.