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World China, Iran mock US amid ongoing riots: 'I can't breathe'

05:35  31 may  2020
05:35  31 may  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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Chinese spokesperson Hua Chunying mocked the United States ' concerns with Hong Kong's freedom by tweeting a sensitive phrase -- " I can ' t breathe " -- used to Iran similarly attacked the U . S ., tweeting an altered press release in which the State Department attacked Iran amid ongoing protests in 2018.

US President Donald Trump has assured Minnesota Governor Tim Walz that the military is ready to provide assistance and quell the ongoing unrest in Minneapolis, if local authorities don't bring the One of the four officers involved held a knee to the neck of the man, who was saying " I can ' t breathe ".

China fired back at the United States' concerns with Hong Kong's freedom by pointing directly at the racial unrest that has exploded in America, simply tweeting, "I can't breathe".

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Tweets from Hua Chunying, a foreign ministry spokesperson, came as the U.S. struggles with nationwide riots that have erupted in response to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.

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The Chinese editor also targeted State Secretary Mike Pompeo, who this week told Congress that Hong Kong no longer enjoys sufficient autonomy from mainland China , opening the door to sanctions under the law signed by Trump last year.

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Her "I can't breathe" attack touched a nerve as both Floyd and Eric Garner -- both unarmed black men -- uttered that expression moments before they died, while facing what many believe was excessive force by police.

State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortegus had castigated China for the way it treated Hong Kong protesters. "Freedom-loving people around the world must stand with the rule of law and hold to account the Chinese Communist Party, which has flagrantly broken its promises to the people of Hong Kong," Ortagus said.

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That tweet was just the latest in an apparent strategy of China accusing the U.S. government of hypocrisy as it faced criticism for the way it countered pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong. Most recently, President Trump has announced that he would block Hong Kong's trading privileges after China's ceremonial parliament voted to bypass the semi-autonomous territory in enacting national security legislation.

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The confrontation happened on Wednesday amid a day of rioting and looting in Minneapolis triggered by the choking death of a black man during an arrest by the police. George Floyd died on Monday after being pinned to the ground by an officer, who put his knee on Floyd’s neck and ignored his warnings

“ We can ’ t confirm the final figure right now but they will be charged for public violence There’s also a charge of attempted murder being investigated.” Some reports indicate that the current riots began after a fire in a building that killed three residents while others speculate that, with unemployment

In another tweet, Hua posted a segment from RT, which is funded by the Russian government, blasting the U.S. for supporting violent protests in Hong Kong while denouncing rioters as "thugs."

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Iran similarly attacked the U.S., tweeting an altered press release in which the State Department attacked Iran amid ongoing protests in 2018.

"Some don't think #BlackLivesMatter," Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said. "To those of us who do: it is long overdue for the entire world to wage war against racism. Time for a #WorldAgainstRacism."

Hua also suggested the U.S. employed similar regulations and likened Hong Kong to China's "hand."

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set the stage for Trump’s announcement by notifying Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer has the high degree of autonomy that it is guaranteed under the “one country, two systems” framework.

Trump said Friday that his administration would begin eliminating the “full range” of agreements that had given Hong Kong a relationship with the U.S. that mainland China lacked, including exemptions from controls on certain exports.

“China has replaced its promised formula of one country, two systems, with one country, one system,” he said, echoing statements by pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

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A Hong Kong government statement accused Trump and his administration of smearing and demonizing the government’s duty to safeguard national security and called allegations that the security law would undermine individual freedoms “simply fallacious.”

“President Trump’s claim that Hong Kong now operated under ‘one country, one system’ was completely false and ignored the facts on the ground,” the statement said.

Separately, Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng told reporters that it was “completely false and wrong” to say the territory was losing its autonomy.

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