Beijing urged America (US) on Thursday to cease slandering China after President Donald Trump accused the Asian giant of trying to interfere in upcoming American congressional elections.
Geng Shuang, an international ministry spokesman, told reporters at a daily briefing in Beijing that the Chinese language authorities doesn’t intrude in different countries’ internal affairs.
Trump mentioned on Wednesday as he chaired the United Nations Security Council for the primary time that China was meddling within the elections as a result of it opposes his tough trade insurance policies. The White Home offered scant proof of something akin to the level of Russia’s meddling within the 2016 presidential election.
In Beijing, Geng mentioned China urged the US to “stop making unwarranted accusations and slanders in opposition to China and cease the words and deeds that harm bilateral ties and the fundamental curiosity of the 2 peoples”.
Trump made his accusation in opposition to the backdrop of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the final election to assist him and amid concerns that this November’s elections may be vulnerable.
Requested later what proof he had, Trump mentioned there was “lots” however did not instantly present particulars, suggesting that a number of the materials was categorized. As a substitute, he zeroed in on China’s efforts to flood the US heartland with advertisements and statements in opposition to Trump’s billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese items.
Trump added: “I don’t like it when they attack our farmers and I don’t prefer it after they put out false messages. However, apart from that, we learned that they’re attempting to meddle in our elections and we’re not going to let that occur simply as we’re not going to let that occur with Russia.”
Trump later tweeted a photo of an advertising insert referred to as “China Watch,” saying China was putting propaganda ads in The Des Moines Register and different newspapers to make it appear to be news.
Geng, the Chinese language international ministry spokesman, defended using the paid insert within the Des Moines Register, saying it did not break any US legal guidelines.
“Labelling such regular cooperation because the Chinese authorities attempt to interfere in US elections is totally far-fetched and fictitious,” he said.