• First a report on the Pompeo-Yang Jiechi meeting in Hawaii. The report says: “The two sides exchanged in-depth views on Sino-US relations and international and regional issues of common concern. The two sides fully clarified their respective positions and considered this to be a constructive dialogue. The two sides agreed to take action to seriously implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state. Both parties agreed to continue to maintain contact and communication.” In contrast, the State Department’s readout says:
  • A report on the foreign ministry’s Zhao Lijian reiterating the “unsverwing” desire to implement the HK natsec law. This was in response to the G7 foreign ministers’ statement on Hong Kong, which called on Beijing “to re-consider” its decision, saying that it was “not in conformity with the Hong Kong Basic Law and its international commitments under the principles of the legally binding, UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration.”
  • A report on the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of the Lajkovac-Iverak expressway in western Serbia being carried out by China’s Shandong Hi-Speed, which Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended.
  • Xinjiang policy isn’t about human rights but extremism and terrorism.
  • Economic development in Xinjiang shows China’s commitment to human rights.
  • The act is part of US policy of interfering in China’s internal affairs. Look at Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.
  • And finally, the classic whataboutism of racial strife, white supremacism & gun violence in the US.

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