China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs called recent comments by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "lies," after he accused China of using George Floyd's death as "laughable propaganda."
Pompeo is still telling lies and keeps slandering other people," said Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
She added that "US society still suffers from systematic discrimination, this is not outside propaganda, but is a normal state in the US which has been called out by many people."
Hua said "equal rights for minorities remain elusive [in the US]" and "US politicians trying to shift the blame is immoral and unhelpful."
Hua's comments come after Pompeo released a statement on Saturday accusing China of exploiting the "tragic death of George Floyd to justify its authoritarian denial of basic human dignity." Pompeo said China's propaganda efforts "should be seen for the fraud they are."