China Responds to U.S. Election Results

After the United States Tuesday midterm elections, the communist People’s Republic of China was asked to discuss the results. This comes as mentions have grown between the countries over nuclear armament and the threat of China’s allies. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said he “won’t comment” on the U.S. election results. He called the elections “internal affairs” of the U.S. and said, “the election results are to be decided by the U.S. voters.”

American Military News reports:

A reporter from China Review News also asked Zhao for his views on the relations between the U.S. and China – two increasingly competitive superpowers – now that the elections are over.

“Our position is consistent and clear,” he said. “We believe that a sound and steady China-US relationship serves the fundamental interests of the two peoples. It is also the common aspiration of the international community.

“We hope the US will work with China to find the right way for our two countries to get along with each other in the new era on the basis of the principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation,and bring bilateral relations back to the right track of sound and steady development.”

U.S. officials recently warned of likely Chinese interference against U.S. candidates perceived as hostile to Beijing, but had found no credible threats, AP reported. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week that China had played “aggressive games” in its democracy amid reports that candidates have been backed by the Chinese government, according to BBC.

“The U.S. is repeating its mistake,” Zhao said. “This is a move driven by its political agenda and a wanton denial of fact and the actual situation of relevant companies. … China firmly rejects it.”

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1 year ago

trusting China and appeasing them is equivalent to petting a cobra