Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was quick to respond to a tweet from the Chinese Foreign Ministry calling on the United States to "set a good example" and comply "with international rules" instead of breaking them.
The tweet in question was published by the spokesperson's office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. The tweet was mocked by critics who said he smelled hypocrisy.
Cruz made a list of his own "international rules " that the Chinese Communist Party must try to uphold. follow.
"Don't kill people; don't torture innocent people; don't force mothers to have abortions; don't run concentration camps; don't commit genocide against Uyghurs ; do not cover a pandemic that causes more than 4 milliondeaths around the world "said Cruz.
China has denied these claims in the past, but has come under criticism from other countries on these issues.
Beijing criticized the United States on human rights. In March, during summit in Anchorage, Alaska , top Chinese diplomat Yan Jiechi told senior US officials he hoped Washington would correct its ways , highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement.
US Secretary of State Anthony Ben highlighted the human rights violations committed by China in Hong Kong, Taiwan and against the Muslim Uyghur populations of Xinjiang.
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"Each of these actions threatens s the rule-based order that maintains global stability, "Ben told Chinese officials. " This is why it 's not just internal issues and why we feel compelled to raise these issues here.today. "
Fox News 'Caitlin McFall contributed to this report