Beijing gets lecturing after Capitol Hill raid


Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson drew parallels between Wednesday’s incident and the event in July 2019 when pro-democracy protesters broke into and vandalised Hong Kong’s legislative council.

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Customs figures tell you that the US purchased almost as much, or more, from China after Trump began lashing out and initiating the trade war against it. China did suffer loss of image. But Trump did as much harm to the US’s standing in the world.

A Chinese official joked in one of our informal meetings in Beijing, ‘Donald Trump is a friend in disguise. He has harmed American image more than we could ever do.’ I remember him half-joking as I glanced through reports of savagery in Capitol Hill in Washington, temporarily held under siege by mobs, responding to Donald Trump’s December 20 call via Twitter, ‘Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!’Customs figures tell you

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