China’s state-run propaganda newspaper Global Times gloated on Thursday in its coverage of a pro-Trump mob attacking the U.S. Capitol the day before, describing it as “karma” for Washington and a sign that American democracy has begun to collapse.
China is an authoritarian communist state; the Global Times regularly publishes editorials promoting authoritarian regimes as a superior form of government to representative democracies.
According to the propaganda outlet, Chinese “experts” believed that the riot on Wednesday “will mark the fall of the ‘beacon of democracy’” and that America would soon “perish.”
Individuals allegedly in D.C. to attend a march in support of President Donald Trump’s accusations of fraud broke into the U.S. Capitol building as Congress voted on certifying the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, causing property damage and the evacuation of the Senate and House chambers. At least four people died in the incident, authorities later confirmed.