BEIJING – He speaks "lies and falls," according to a Chinese government spokesman. "A cheerleader of hatred," sees a Communist Party newspaper.
He has "lost his mind", a Chinese ambassador proposed in April.
As relations between the United States and China scrape along their lowest levels for decades, a US official has shown the most popular goal for Ping's slings and arrows: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
China this week designated Pompeo in a remarkably expanded segment during the state station's evening news broadcast. The supreme American diplomat, which state media recently resembled a gangster, does not deserve a human comparison Wednesday night.
"The world must be vigilant against the erosion of human peace caused by Pompeo, which is like a worm," an anchor told hundreds of millions of Chinese viewers. "The whole diplomatic world should despise and suppress his behavior."
Pompeo's frequent criticism of China touches in some ways well-known tender places for Beijing, such as its human rights record in Xinjiang, its commercial practices and allegations of espionage. But the depth of China's fragility emphasizes the new global dimensions of the US-China rivalry. In the tourism world, other countries called for banning Chinese firm Huawei, for example, Pompeo embodies the prospect of annoying and removing China most: being surrounded by the United States and allies in a new Cold War.
This week, while the United States and Chinese officials were preparing a meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Japan. Pompeo was in New Delhi and coalesced the Indians to do more in the South China Sea against a common rival, China. In April, after Pompeo owed China for the crisis in Venezuela on a swing through Latin America, the Chinese envoy told Chile a newspaper, Pompeo had become angry.
In Beijing, Foreign Minister spokesman Lu Kang requested Pompeo to "take a break."
"For some time, some American politicians have been traveling around the world with the same script in their pockets to lubricate China burning and flaming the flames and sowing discords" Lu told reporters.
Due to his publicly-oriented position, Pompeo has attracted girls ire lighter than China Hawks, working behind the scenes as financial advisor Peter Navarro or national security advisor John Bolton. Even President Trump gets a relative passport in the state media compared to Pompeo, which is described more as an ideologue and becomes pilloried on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
Vice President Pence is also seen tremendously, Chinese foreign policy experts said after he had delivered a hard speech in October, stunning many in Beijing, which compared it to Winston Churchill's 1946 "Iron Curtain" address.
The Chinese say that after Beijing and Washington had navigated their bilateral affairs for practical reasons for decades, as Pompeo now represents an ideological tour of America, which is fundamentally opposed to the governance of the Communist Party.
"Mike Pompeo, along with Vice President Mike Pence, is undoubtedly the two US politicians that China most currently hates," said Shi Yinhong, professor of international relations at Renmin University. "Pompeo cemented his" China Hate "status by making a series of critical and hard-critical criticisms of China from our Xinjiang and Hong Kong policies to the Celestial Men protests in 1989. Still, he tried to use all these aspects to attack China's Political System. "
In intensive personal pieces directed at his direction this week, the Global Times newspaper referred to Pompeo's term as head of the CIA, mused on the prospect of his run to political office and suggested he enriched himself through ties to the defense industry – everything to build a portrait of a "malicious poison of global diplomacy."
The paper weighed the legacy of American diplomats such as Benjamin Franklin and Henry Kissinger. Pompeo should be considered more extreme in its contrast to China than the original "Knight of the War", his Eisenhower era predecessor John Foster Dulles, concluded.
Zhu Feng, a prominent teacher at Nanjing University whose long-term US visa was recalled when he recently left Los Angeles, said the unusually high criticism reflected a broad "nervousness" in China – from the Beijing government to business down to ordinary Chinese – about the US government's changing attitude towards China.
"In the United States, Pompeo has been actively working to promote China policies. On the international scene, he is also trying to provoke hostility to Beijing as the trade war becomes a major technical war and a struggle for global leadership," Zhu said. "Of course, this has affected quite a few nerves in China."
Until the criticism of Pompeo became personal in recent weeks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesmen almost never referred directly to foreign officials by the name, as they offered their daily recordings international events.
But Thursday, spokesman Geng Shuang almost sounded tired when he responded again – to Pompeo's remarks in New Delhi, where he had warned Asian countries about the dangers of China's infrastructure initiative.
"I don't know what has come to Mr. Pompeo," Geng said. "He never forgets the Belt-and-Road Initiative, and he talks about where he goes."
Lyric Li in Beijing contributed to this report