China News Service, August 8. Recently, CNN released a video on the Internet chatting with British singer Roger Waters on current affairs, which attracted the attention of netizens.
Image source: CNN video screenshot
In the video, when talking about the military exercises conducted by the mainland because of the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the CNN host actually said that "China is encircling Taiwan".
In response, Roger Waters, co-founder of the rock band Pink Floyd and a well-known British singer, replied mercilessly: If you don't know, read more books.
"Taiwan is part of China! Since 1948, the entire international community has fully embraced this. If you don't know, you're not reading enough. Go read it!" Roger Waters said.
In the program titled "Politics and Rock", the host also tried to criticize China's "human rights issues", and Roger Waters pointedly pointed out, "Don't talk about human rights and Taiwan without actual reading. question".
Faced with the host's statement that China is "the number one violator of human rights", Roger Waters directly interrupted his question.
In Waters' view, the country that invaded Afghanistan in 2003 and killed a million people was not China.
He also sent a soul torture to the host: "Who has China invaded? Who has it murdered or massacred?"
When the host argued "themselves," Waters again bluntly said "a piece of nonsense. You should read more, but read the right ones."
This video of the interview resonated with many netizens on social media, with some saying, "Roger is absolutely right and based on facts! Love it."
Others praised Roger for doing a good job, and were amazed that "CNN has allowed this issue to be discussed...I guess they finally admitted the truth, but can never say sorry."
"Thank you Roger for speaking the obvious and exposing the irony."
Another netizen "thanks to hear such a different opinion, salutes Roger Waters' fact-based comments and independent spirit not brainwashed by mainstream media propaganda."
Regarding the Taiwan issue, China has repeatedly stated that Taiwan has never been a country, there is only one China, and both sides of the Strait belong to the same country. This is the status quo of Taiwan.
The communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States in 1978 clearly emphasized that the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing the whole of China, and Taiwan is a part of China. This is the status quo across the Taiwan Strait that has remained unchanged for decades.
In response to the frequent use of so-called human rights issues by the West to smear China, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has long responded that the United States keeps claiming to be a defender of democracy and human rights, but it has a bad track record.
Racial discrimination in the United States has intensified; passive anti-epidemic has caused 700,000 citizens to die from the new crown pneumonia epidemic; the United States recklessly launched wars, massacred civilians in other countries with only a bottle of washing powder and a piece of false information, and adopted unilateral sanctions to create humanitarian disasters; The United States also engages in double standards and selective blindness, turning a deaf ear to the indiscriminate killing of Afghan civilians.