Pompeo accuses China of exploiting George Floyd death

US secretary of state says contrast between America and China could not be more stark

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/06/08
By: Eric Chang, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

Mike Pompeo speaks during press briefing on May 20, 2020, in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool Photo via AP)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (June 6) slammed China for using the recent mass protests sparked by the death of George Floyd to justify denying Chinese citizens basic human rights.

“As with dictatorships throughout history, no lie is too obscene, so long as it serves the Party’s lust for power. This laughable propaganda should not fool anyone,” Pompeo said in a statement.

In his press statement, the secretary of state made several comparisons between the U.S. and China. If there was a church burning, he suggested, the CCP would most likely be responsible for the fire, while the U.S. would help put the fire out.

Pompeo then criticized China for attacking peaceful protestors in Hong Kong and Tiananmen Square and undermining freedom of speech by sentencing journalists to long prison terms. He said that in the U.S., rogue officers are brought to justice, while the press covers events for the entire world to see.