China has become a rare entity on the world’s stage of late, and this week saw some of the nation’s most popular pundits take direct aim at the US, yucking it up about their own nation’s vast human rights abuses.
US President Joe Biden announced on Monday that there would be a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, citing the nation’s longstanding indifference to the value of human life which has culminated in the employment of literal concentration camps.
For broadcasters in China, this issue was somehow hilarious.
On Twitter, a platform Chinese citizens without high-level connections in the regime cannot access, some of the Communist Party’s most obnoxious mouthpieces mocked the formal announcement that the American team would participate in what human rights advocates have dubbed the “Genocide Olympics.”
Chen Weihua, a notoriously misogynistic editor with the state-run China Daily, repeatedly responded to news of the diplomatic “boycott” by stating, “you’re not invited.”
“You’re not invited and not welcome, Mr Biden,” Chen wrote. “Hope you will live long enough to see China boycotting Los Angeles Summer Games in 2028.”
Chen regularly mocks Biden for his age on Twitter and suggests that Biden is suffering from dementia.
In another post, Chen repeated, “you are not welcome anyway,” accusing American diplomats of having “too much virus” – a reference to the Chinese coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, and became the driver of an ongoing pandemic that the Chinese Communist Party directly caused.
There was plenty more where that came from.
Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the government-run propaganda newspaper Global Times, called the Biden administration “super narcissistic” in response to the loud declaration that it would not send politicians to an athletic event and, like Chen, implied that Biden administration officials are Chinese coronavirus superspreaders.
In a separate message, Hu joked that the “diplomatic boycott” was akin to asking “for an appearance fee to go to public restrooms in foreign cities.”
The indifference given to the real issue at hand, (that Beijing is engaging in blatant genocide), is telling, and this flippant attitude could act to speed up global action against China’s horrid behavior.