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China scores propaganda boost from US protests and COVID-19 woes

Beijing stokes nationalist fires to divert attention from economic problems

China is watching as the U.S. is hit by race protests and the highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world. (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by AP)

TOKYO -- The U.S. is being torn apart by race protests and has the most coronavirus deaths in the world, and China appears to be reveling in the situation -- despite its own shortcomings. 

Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party tabloid, has been trolling the U.S. on a daily basis.

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