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Opinion: Trump’s rhetoric and China’s criticism of the U.S. election share an ability to distract citizens from problems with politicians’ performance

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Trump, by telling lies and lobbing ever more non sequiturs, has successfully distracted a good part of America, and arguably the world, from focusing on the matter at hand: his incompetence and unsuitability for the position of President of the United States," writes Jiayang Fan. "Similarly, in criticizing the admittedly circus-like nature of the American election season, the Chinese government hopes to shift focus away from its singularly oppressive rule, one that has conferred economic prosperity and violated human rights."
5 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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