China’s internet erupted in mirth at America’s troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol.
With Beijing criticising the “sharp contrast” between Washington’s response to the chaos and the 2019 Hong Kong anti-government protests.
On Thursday morning, state media tabloid Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters.
Occupying the city’s Legislative Council Complex in July 2019 with Wednesday’s Washington riots.
The latter saw hardcore Trump fans invade the US Capitol to protest the election defeat.
Taking selfies, scuffling with security and ransacking parts of the building.
China’s Communist Youth League also described the unrest as a “beautiful sight” on the Twitter-like Weibo platform.
Beijing’s foreign ministry echoed those sentiments, saying beautiful sight “the reaction of some people in the US, including that of some media outlets, is completely different.”
In contrast, those storming the US Capitol were trying to overturn the results of what has been declared a free and fair presidential election.
US President-elect Joe Biden has accused the US rioters.
Of undermining democracy by trying to overturn his victory in November’s election.