The European Bureau Chief of China Daily, a Chinese Communist Party-run media outlet, declared he hoped there would be “more petrol bomb throwing mobs in protests in the US” on Twitter.
The comments come from Chen Weihua and appear to advocate for further violence and rioting across America. After Chen, a perennial Trump critic and mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, calls for “more petrol bomb throwing,” he adds that the New York Times endorses his viewpoint.
In full, his remarks read:
Hope there will be more petrol bomb throwing mobs in protests in the US. Endorsed by NYT.
— Chen Weihua （陈卫华） (@chenweihua) October 18, 2020
Weihua’s comments demonstrate his attempt to conflate Hong Kong protests with Black Lives Matter and AntiFa rioting in the U.S.