The Chinese government has been conspicuously silent since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise of Haiti on Wednesday. Haiti is a notable diplomatic ally of Taiwan, which China has been working to isolate.
The killing was met with expressions of shock and outrage from countries around the world, except for China. China’s state-run Xinhua and CGTN news networks actually produced roundups of reactions Wednesday, including brief excerpts from U.S. President Joe Biden’s statement, without noting that Beijing did not offer one.
Biden condemned Moise’s murder as a “heinous act” and said he was “shocked and saddened” to hear the news.
“The United States offers condolences to the people of Haiti, and we stand ready to assist as we continue to work for a