France 24
France 24 7 Jan 2021

Chaos in Capitol Hill: China is 'following events in Washington very closely'


World leaders expressed their shock as supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the #US Capitol building where Congress meets in an attempt to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election won by Joe Biden. Officials in #China and Russia compared the storming to #protests in Hong Kong and Ukraine. FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin explains why China is following events in Washington very closely.

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It should have been one of the most straightforward days of the #US presidential transition, with Congress certifying Democrat Joe Biden's victory. Instead the world watched in shock and horror on Wednesday as a #mob of Donald #Trump supporters, encouraged by the president, stormed the US #Capitol in a bid to thwart lawmakers from their constitutional duty. Here's how a day of unprecedented chaos unfolded in Washington.

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