Senator Ted Cruz, of R-Texas, was quick to respond to a tweet from the Chinese Foreign Ministry calling on the United States to “set a good example” and comply with “international rules” instead. to violate them.
The tweet in question was published by the spokesperson’s office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. The tweet was mocked by critics who said it smacked of hypocrisy.
Cruz made a list of his own “international rules” that the Chinese Communist Party must try to follow.
“Don’t murder people; do not torture the innocent; do not force mothers to have an abortion; do not run concentration camps; do not commit genocide against the Uyghurs; don’t cover up a pandemic that is killing more than 4 million people worldwide. “, posted Cruz.
China has denied these claims in the past, but has been criticized by other countries on these issues.
Beijing has criticized the United States on human rights. In March, at the summit in Anchorage, Alaska, senior Chinese diplomat Yan Jiechi told senior U.S. officials he hoped Washington would correct its ways, pointing to the Black Lives Matter movement.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken highlighted human rights violations committed by China in Hong Kong, Taiwan and against the Muslim Uyghur populations of Xinjiang.
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“Each of these actions threatenss the rules-based order that maintains global stability, ”Blinken told Chinese officials. “This is why these are not just internal issues and why we feel compelled to raise these issues here today.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report
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