BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) – A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday urged the US side to consider its own business, ensure the security of its own people and stop interfering in affairs interns from other countries spreading false information.
Spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks in response to a media consultation on the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, an African-American, who was killed during an arrest in the US city of Minneapolis on 25 May 2020, after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes.
Zhao said violent incidents such as shootings against ethnic minorities continue to be headlines in the United States.
Police reportedly shot dead 64 people during the 21 days of Floyd’s trial, Zhao said, adding that most of those people were people of color.
Zhao said that according to a survey, the relationship between African Americans and the US police has evolved more and more towards a deep and escalating crisis over the past year.
Seventy-two percent of African American respondents believed that the police situation shooting young African Americans and other ethnic minorities has worsened, he added.
George Floyd’s death has just reflected the tip of the iceberg of racism in the United States, Zhao said, adding that 60% of Americans believe racism is a “very or extremely serious problem.”
He urged the American side to consider their own businesses, solve their own problems, provide security for their people and grant them the right to breathe freely and be free from fear and discrimination, rather than spreading lies. on other countries, causing problems everywhere and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.