Chinese state media spent the weekend crowing that “American-style democracy” is finished after the Capitol riot, asserting the United States has sacrificed all credibility as a voice for freedom, as well as the moral stature to criticize countries like China for their human rights abuses.
The People’s Daily on Monday happily quoted Lebanese diplomat Mohamad Safa: “If the United States saw what the United States is doing in the United States, the United States would invade the United States to liberate the United States from the tyranny of the United States.”
This was followed by the latest iteration of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) argument that the coronavirus pandemic demonstrated the superiority of China’s authoritarian model over free-market capitalist democracy:
The COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the values of democracy, freedom and human rights that the West has taken delight in talking about. People seem