Beijing Exploiting Anti-Asian Attacks to Shun US Criticism, ‘Delegitimize’ America
BY EVA FU
28 March 2021
As America grapples with troubling headlines depicting a rise in anti-Asian racism, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has apparently found its latest propaganda fodder.
Pointing to the uptick in crimes against Asian Americans, the regime is telling the United States to sort out its own affairs before criticizing Beijing for its severe human rights violations.
Propaganda exploiting America’s domestic problems is a well-worn tactic used by the CCP and other authoritarian regimes to deflect criticism of its own malign actions.
In recent weeks, state-controlled media have been churning out reports daily framing the violence as a result of heightened Western criticism directed towards the Chinese regime.
Chinese diplomats, meanwhile, have wielded such incidents as a weapon to divert attention away from the CCP’s domestic abuses, and depict its own governance model as superior to democracy.