Chinese state media slams the U.S. as a ‘barbaric and greedy’ country that ‘doesn’t care about humanitarianism’ as it scales up rhetoric against Washington
- China’s state-run Global Times lashed out at Washington in a column yesterday
- It ripped the Trump administration after America recorded two million infections
- The op-ed accused the White House of disrespecting its people’s humans rights
- It also slammed Mike Pompeo for calling the U.S. a ‘so special’ and ‘great’ nation
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A major Chinese propaganda outlet has criticized the United States over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak after more than two million people in America tested positive for COVID-19.
The Global Times, Beijing’s flagship nationalist tabloid, branded the U.S. as a ‘barbaric and greedy’ country that ‘doesn’t care about humanitarianism’ in an astonishing editorial attack.
The state-controlled newspaper also condemned the Trump administration for ‘not apologizing to its people’ over the grim milestone, which also registered more than 112,900 coronavirus-related deaths as of Wednesday.
The Global Times, Beijing’s flagship nationalist tabloid, condemned the Trump administration for ‘not apologizing to its people’ over its soaring coronavirus figures. Pictured, a demonstrator wears a protective face mask as she protests in Manhattan, New York, on June 11
The U.S. has been the country worst-hit by the virus which has killed over 417,000 globally. Pictured, a medical worker moves a patient into an ambulance in New York City on May 18
Billed as China’s ‘most belligerent tabloid’, the Global Times has been at the forefront of defending Beijing’s actions and castigating the West over its criticism against the Community Party.
It has lashed out at Washington daily since a diplomatic row erupted between the two superpowers over the deadly disease.
In an opinion piece yesterday, the newspaper accused the Trump administration of disrespecting its citizens’ human rights by failing to contain the outbreak.
It denounced the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said that ‘our nation is so special and it’s the greatest nation in the history of civilization’ during a press briefing on Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pictured on June 11) said that ‘our nation is so special and it’s the greatest nation in the history of civilization’ during a press briefing on Wednesday
The Communist paper slammed: ‘By saying the U.S. is “special,” Pompeo explained that the U.S. respects “every human being.”
‘Is this how the U.S. respects the rights of the over 2 million infected people and some 112,000 people who died from COVID-19?’
It went onto accuse Washington of prioritizing its economy over people’s lives.
The author claimed: ‘The U.S. stock market has rebounded but the trend of the epidemic situation remains unclear. Has anyone seen U.S. leaders warn people to focus more on controlling the epidemic?
‘Everyone can see their joy about the stock market rebound and the rising employment rate, as if everything will be OK as long as the economy recovers.’
The commentary then attacked the American social system, claiming that ‘China is dealing with the barbaric and greedy capitalism that doesn’t care about humanitarianism.’
The United States reached two million reported infections of COVID-19 on Wednesday
Just before midnight on Wednesday, Johns Hopkins University’s world map of coronavirus cases put the US at 2,000,464 confirmed cases. The death toll in the US is 112,924
The coronavirus pandemic started in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December before sweeping across the world, infecting more than seven million and killing over 417,000 people.
Though some countries’ infection toll is close to one million, the U.S. is the only nation to not only surpass that mark but double it.
Just before midnight on Wednesday, Johns Hopkins University’s world map of coronavirus cases put the U.S. infection number at 2,000,464 and the death toll at 112,924.
As of writing, 113,738 people in America have lost their lives and 2,030,723 have contracted the disease, according to data from Reuters.
Chinese officials have reported 4,634 deaths and 83,064 cases, though the numbers have drawn widespread doubt.
New COVID-19 scare in Beijing city after official recorded three cases
The city of Beijing today reported two new confirmed COVID-19 infections, just a day after the Chinese capital recorded its first domestic case in almost two months.
City officials claimed the two new cases were colleagues and neither of them had come into close contact with any confirmed or suspected coronavirus carriers.
The local government has locked down the residential compounds where the three patients and will delay the reopening of the city’s primary schools to prevent a new outbreak.
The picture taken on May 26 shows people wearing face masks to protect themselves against the novel coronavirus as they ride bicycles in the central business district in Beijing
Zhang Jie, the deputy mayor of Fengtai district in Beijing, reported the two new infections today to Chinese media.
One of the patients is a 25-year-old man, known by his surname Liu, who went to a local hospital on Tuesday after having fever symptoms. His testing results came back positive today.
The man had travelled over 400 miles to eastern Chinese city Qingdao on a five-day business trip in the past two weeks, according to the authority.
The other patient, 37, known by his surname Yin, works at the same company with Mr Liu. He was put under quarantine after Mr Liu was diagnosed.
Mr Yin tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. He said that he had not left the city for the past two weeks.
Neither patients had closed contact with Hubei residents or people travelling from abroad.
The Beijing official said that the two patients are being treated in hospital under isolation. It remains unclear if they are considered as native cases.