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Why some Americans may not celebrate this 4th of July & Xi Jinping’s ‘takeaways’ from Hong Kong

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Adam Zyglis, ahead of 4 July when the US celebrates its Independence Day offers a sharp take on the decision of the country’s Supreme Court to strike down the landmark Roe versus Wade decision, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years. He does so while drawing a parallel to author Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Andy Davey | Twitter
Andy Davey | Twitter

Andy Davey draws a comparison between China’s Uyghur crackdown, and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent defence of the “one country two systems” model of ruling Hong Kong, which he claims has protected its prosperity and stability.

Harry Burton | Irish Examiner
Harry Burton | Irish Examiner

Harry Burton takes a swipe at the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe versus Wade ruling, which has led to several of the country’s states moving to ban abortion. The decision has reignited the debate on women’s reproductive rights.

Peter Brookes | Times
Peter Brookes | Times

Peter Brookes has this sarcastic take on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s major “takeaways” from his recent visit to Hong Kong to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain. In recent years, China has been criticised for allegedly ramping up its control of Hong Kong and implementing laws and reforms that suppress free speech and dissent.

Dave Brown | Independent
Dave Brown | Independent

Dave Brown draws on the United Kingdom’s worst rail strike in the last 30 years, after last-ditch talks between workers’ unions and rail operators broke down last month. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had called for a “sensible compromise” on the pay demands.

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