October 23, 2020

Top White House Official Criticizes ‘Totalitarian’ Xi in Chinese

Featuring Jordan Schneider

Source: Bloomberg

Journalist Peter Martin

A senior White House official delivered a speech in Mandarin attacking Xi Jinping’s “totalitarianism” and calling on the Chinese people to research the “truth” about the country’s oppression of Uighur Muslims.

The remarks by Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger, to the Policy Exchange think tank in London, are likely to be seen as a deliberate provocation by the Chinese government, which closely controls the information that reaches its citizens through censorship of the Internet and media outlets.

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Authors

  • Jordan Schneider

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Jordan Schneider is the creator of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked for Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. Jordan received a master's degree in econo...