.@SteveCooperEsq: "...the time has come for citizens of all political persuasions to acknowledge: Biden flat-out lied on the campaign trail when he pledged to end the federal death penalty and incentivize states to stop the barbaric practice, too."
The Tracking the People's Daily substack today has a great piece summarizing Xi's Human Rights Discourses
While none of it is new per se, it does show:
1) How universal human rights laws and standards are ignored and deflected by calling them "Western"
trackingpeoplesdaily.substack.com/p/xis-speech-t…2) How Xi, a leader with quasi-totalitarian ambitions and who constantly underscores the need for unity of thought and action domestically, suddenly uses the language of multiculturalism by praising diversity in the context of accepting others' human rights development paths.
Jun 4, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Given that Chow Hang-tung had recently only called for people to engage in private commemorations of the Tiananmen Massacre, this should show everyone that banning the Vigil on the grounds of COVID was always a facade.