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The Communist Party of China calls on the United States to take action to stop protests taking place outside the nation’s embassy.
State media in China have complained about the harassment outside the country’s embassy in the United States, saying the government must intervene in the widespread tensions.
A spokesperson for the Chinese embassy responded to the CGTN state media’s question about the situation, calling the protesters “anti-Chinese thugs”.
“For a long period of time, favored and organized by anti-Chinese forces, some anti-Chinese thugs harassed the Chinese embassy in the United States at its various locations,” the Chinese embassy spokesman said. “They have consistently attacked China and the Chinese Communist Party at high volume, insulting and intimidating embassy staff, inventing and disseminating misinformation and even resorting to violence.”
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The statement continued: “Their actions have severely damaged the image and dignity of China, significantly disturbed the normal functioning of the Embassy and posed serious threats to the security of the Embassy and its staff.”
Chinese officials have often used the language of offense and insult in reporting foreign comments on the country.
The embassy spokesman then asked the United States to legally suppress the demonstrations for the sake of the “dignity” and “safety” of the staff.
“The Chinese side has presented fierce representations with the US side numerous times. But these anti-Chinese thugs have not been stopped, but they have become even more reckless,” the spokesman said. “The Chinese side requires the US side to seriously apply the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relationsand take effective measures to protect the dignity and safety of the Chinese Embassy and its staff. “
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China and the United States have seen tensions escalate since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island of Taiwan.
The Chinese government, through its foreign ministry department and state media, praised the Taliban for providing “greater security” to Afghans while also criticizing the United States on the first anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of the country.
“Afghans experience better security under Taliban rule, but challenges in the economy and social governance remain,” headlines the Chinese government-run Global Times newspaper. posted Mondaythe first anniversary of the official takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban after the chaotic and deadly withdrawal of the United States.
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The article further states that the country has seen a “reduction in violence” since the handover of power last year, which has “allowed Kabul to maintain the basic functioning of urban life.”
Andrew Mark Miller of Fox News contributed to this report.