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World Chinese State Media Outlet Calls Pompeo an 'Arrogant, Hysterical' Hypocrite

02:57  29 may  2020
02:57  29 may  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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A Chinese state media outlet has mocked Mike Pompeo , who is tasked with ‘certifying’ Hong Kong’s autonomy, depicting him dressed as a sheep, seducing protesters with cash into falling off a cliff into the fires of hell. The unflattering portrayal of the US Secretary of State comes from the CGTN, Beijing’s

An editorial published by a Chinese state media outlet called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Wednesday remarks about Hong Kong "arrogant" and "hysterical" while describing the U.S. as "narcissistic."

a group of people walking down the street: Pro-democracy protesters are arrested by police in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on May 24, ahead of planned protests against a proposal to enact new security legislation in Hong Kong © ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Pro-democracy protesters are arrested by police in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on May 24, ahead of planned protests against a proposal to enact new security legislation in Hong Kong

Hu Xijin, editor of Global Times, an English-language newspaper put out by the Chinese Communist Party, published the editorial on Thursday. Titled "Pompeo makes arrogant, hysterical statements about HK autonomy," the piece argued that the secretary of state "represents the U.S.' hysterical geopoliticization of everything that has to do with China."

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Hu Xijin, the editor of a Chinese state -controlled media outlet , shot back at Pompeo over the Trump administration's assessment. Hu wrote on Twitter. He called Pompeo a "habitually lying Secretary of State ." Hong Kong was returned to China from British control as a semiautonomous territory in 1997

"Whether Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy must not be defined by the U.S. Washington is much too narcissistic. U.S. politicians such as Pompeo arrogantly believe that Hong Kong's destiny is in their hands," Xijin wrote.

"The U.S. is a superpower, but its national strength has weakened in recent years because of this trade war and nonsense they push. Now, it is seriously ill. Pompeo better wear his face masks before he talks wildly," the editor asserted.

Newsweek reached out to the State Department and the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., for comment, but they did not respond before publication.

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None of the media outlets responded to CNN's requests for comment. The Chinese Embassy also did not immediately return requests for comment. But on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang condemned the US decision and accused Washington of prejudice and hypocrisy.

"After careful study of developments over the reporting period, I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997," Pompeo said in a Wednesday statement.

"No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground," he added.

Pompeo's remarks came as China aims to implement a new national security law in Hong Kong, which critics argue would bring an end to the "one country, two systems" policy that was put in place after the special administrative region was transferred from British control to Beijing in 1997. The United Kingdom, Canada and Australia have also been highly critical of China's efforts, which analysts warn would stifle the relative freedoms Hong Kong citizens have enjoyed for decades.

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Despite the international outcry, China's national legislature endorsed the new national security law on Thursday. The legislation passed with overwhelming support from Chinese lawmakers, with 2,878 approving, one opposing and six lawmakers abstaining.

"The decision adopted by the [National People's Congress] session is designed for steady implementation of 'one country, two systems' and Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability," Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at a news conference, defending the law.

Thousands of protesters have rallied in Hong Kong to protest the law, which came after severe clashes between demonstrators and police over a period of months in 2019. Following those mass demonstrations, residents of Hong Kong voted overwhelmingly to back pro-democracy and opposition candidates in the region's local elections last November.

Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, strongly criticized China's efforts to crack down on Hong Kong's freedoms and specifically called out Chinese President Xi Jinping.

"Xi Jinping moves to crush the essence of Hong Kong—what makes it Hong Kong. Now he must confront the reality that the people of Hong Kong don't want to live under a dictatorship—which is why their example is so intolerable for Xi Jinping," Roth tweeted on Thursday.

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