Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin takes a question at the Foreign Ministry briefing in Beijing on November 9, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

China has hit back at the United States, asking Washington to face up to its own human rights violations after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s remarks on the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident.

On the eve of the anniversary of the protestsBlinken on Thursday said Washington would “honor the sacrifices of those killed 32 years ago” and continue to back Chinese activists.

On June 4, 1989, student-led protests in Beijing turned violent when the government sent in the military to deal with the turbulence. The military confronted the demonstrators who were trying to block the troops’ advance towards Tiananmen Square. Estimates of the death toll vary from several hundred to a few thousand.

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Friday urged the US to “face up to its own serious human rights problems”, and stressed that Washington needed to hold itself to account for a range of abuses, from minorities to its treatment of migrants.

“Considering its irrefutable misdeeds on human rights, what qualifies the United States to lecture others?” he said.

In 2019, China defended government action during the Tiananmen Square incident, accusing the West of stirring up public opinion against Beijing over the matter.

China has successfully become “the world’s second largest economy, with rapid improvement of people’s living standards” since the government’s decision to deploy troops to Tiananmen Square to disperse the protesters there on June 4, 1989, the state-run newspaper Global Times said in an editorial published in its English-language edition.China defends government action at Tiananmen Square in 1989In a rare move, Beijing defends government action taken during the Tiananmen Square incident 30 years ago.

“Young people in China will get education and enlightenment from history… and continue to unswervingly follow the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics,” Wang said.

Ties between the US and China have hit the lowest in decades as the two sides are at loggerheads over a host of issues, including trade, a new security law introduced in Hong Kong, the origins and handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese Taipei, and the disputed South China Sea.

China has hit back at the United States, asking Washington to face up to its own human rights violations after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s remarks on the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident.

On the eve of the anniversary of the protestsBlinken on Thursday said Washington would “honor the sacrifices of those killed 32 years ago” and continue to back Chinese activists.

On June 4, 1989, student-led protests in Beijing turned violent when the government sent in the military to deal with the turbulence. The military confronted the demonstrators who were trying to block the troops’ advance towards Tiananmen Square. Estimates of the death toll vary from several hundred to a few thousand.

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Friday urged the US to “face up to its own serious human rights problems”, and stressed that Washington needed to hold itself to account for a range of abuses, from minorities to its treatment of migrants.

“Considering its irrefutable misdeeds on human rights, what qualifies the United States to lecture others?” he said.

In 2019, China defended government action during the Tiananmen Square incident, accusing the West of stirring up public opinion against Beijing over the matter.

China has successfully become “the world’s second largest economy, with rapid improvement of people’s living standards” since the government’s decision to deploy troops to Tiananmen Square to disperse the protesters there on June 4, 1989, the state-run newspaper Global Times said in an editorial published in its English-language edition.

China defends government action at Tiananmen Square in 1989In a rare move, Beijing defends government action taken during the Tiananmen Square incident 30 years ago.

“Young people in China will get education and enlightenment from history… and continue to unswervingly follow the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics,” Wang said.

Ties between the US and China have hit the lowest in decades as the two sides are at loggerheads over a host of issues, including trade, a new security law introduced in Hong Kong, the origins and handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese Taipei, and the disputed South China Sea.


https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2021/06/04/658250/China-hits-back-US-Blinken-Tiananmen

About Jaime C.

Uncovering the mainstream media lies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.