‘Invaders United Kingdom 1900’ Chinese cartoonist Wuheqilin mocks G7 meeting with new illustration

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2021-05-18

ThesatireillustrationthatWuheqilinreleasedonMay7,2021.(photo:Weibo)"Thelasttimewhentheseguyscolludedto[suppress]Chinawasstillin1900;120yearshavepassed,theyarestilldreaming,"patrioticChinesecartoonistWuheqilinpostedonsocialmedia,alongsidehisnewsatireillustrationonFriday,comparingthemeddlingoftheG7(orGroupofSeven)inChinasinternalaffairstot,lookinglikeayellowingoldphotograph,waspaintedbasedonarealgroupphotothattheG7ForeignMinistersandtheHighRepresentativemasksstandinginthemiddle,andamandressedinIndiangarbandwearingawhitemaskintheleftcorner,whoisonadrip,on,standinginthesamepositionsastheeightofficialsintheMay4photo,respectivelysymbolizeBritain,theUS,Germany,France,Russia,Japan,ItalyandAustria-Hungary,,Wuheqilincandidlychangedthewords"UnitedKingdom2021,"shownonthebackgroundboardintheactualMay4photo,into"InvadersUnitedKingdom1900."ThemaninIndianclothingatthecorneroftheillustrationrepresentsIndia,whichisnotaG7memberbutwasinvitedtothemeetingasaguestalongwithafewothercountriesincludingAustralia,,whichallowsreaderstoassociateitwiththesevereCOVID-19situationintheSouthAsiancountry,whichreportedarecord-high414,sforeignminister,andhisentireteamfortheG7talksinLondon,saidtheywereself-isolatingaftertwodelegationmemberstestedpositiveforcoronavirus,"washitbyaCOVID-19scare"afterthetwocaseswerereported,,generatingmorethan306,000likesand27,500rcesofsomeWesternforceswhohavebeenattemptingtobullyandcontainChinaoverthecentury."Eight-NationAlliancetroopsinvadedChinaandlootedandpillagedBeijingin1900,whenChinawascalledSickManofEastAsia;butnowtimeshavechanged,andChinaisnolongerwhatsheusedtobe,"aWeibousercommentedundertheillustration."Westernforces,stopyourdaydreaming!""beastsinhumandress,"lashingoutatthehypocrisyofG7ingrosslyinterferinginChinasinternalaffairs,includingXinjiang,HongKongandTaiwan,withliesandgroundlessaccusationsundertheguiseofso-called"humanrights."AWednesday-issuedstatementbytheforeignministersofG7countriestriedtoreaffirmtheirleadershipbyoutliningChinaandRussiaas"threats"andlistingissuesregardingChinasXinjiang,HongKong,TibetandTaiwan,meetinglaunchedgroundlessaccusationsagainstChina,blatantlyinterferedinChinasinternalaffairsandengagedinanachronisticblocpolitics,ChineseForeignMinistryspokespersonWangWenbinsaidonThursday."ThisisgrossinterferenceinChinassovereignty,flagranttramplingonnormsofinternationalrelationsand[a]violationofthetrendtowardpeace,"eontheG7scoattailstosuppressChina,regardlessofthetensofthousandsofdomesticlivesbeinglostasaresultofthecurrentCOVID-19outbreakathome."India,berealisticandtakemorecareofyourownpeoplefirst,",915COVID-19relateddeathsonThursday,a24-hourperiodexceeded3,000,saidaTimesofIndiareport.(Webeditor:ZhangWenjie,Bianji)。