A Chinese Communist Party-linked newspaper is highlighting an anti-Christian, anti-West political cartoon deriding the U.S. as “feeble” and destined for death.
“The Last G-7” shows the U.S. and other G-7 nations depicted as animals bustling over a table where toxic wine and a China-shaped cake are being served. India and Australia, regional rivals of China, are also present, as an elephant and kangaroo.
“Through this, we can still rule the world,” the caption reads.
The Global Times, an English-language newspaper with ties to China’s ruling Communist Party, reported that the image went viral on China’s Weibo social media platform as the G-7 summit kicked off in the United Kingdom over the weekend.”This G-7 summit is widely seen as an attempt by the U.S. to rally allies against China,” the report claimed – adding that the depiction of a bald eagle “shows today’s aggressive yet feeble U.S. is trapped in its growing debt crisis and racial conflicts.”
The state-linked newspaper highlighted the satirical artwork as China’s foreign ministry was hotly disputing the G-7’s joint communique criticizing some of Beijing’s international behavior.