China says it has no interest in meddling in U.S. election -


Post Top Ad

Advertise Here

Post Top Ad


Thursday, 30 April 2020

China says it has no interest in meddling in U.S. election

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang and journalists attend the daily press briefing of the Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
China has no interest in interfering in the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed Beijing would try to make him lose his re-election bid in November.
“The U.S. presidential election is an internal affair, we have no interest in interfering in it,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a daily briefing.
“We hope the people of the U.S. will not drag China into its electoral politics.”
In an interview for Reuters on Wednesday Trump said “China will do anything they can to have me lose this race”, adding that he believed Beijing wants his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, to win the election to ease the pressure Trump has placed on China over trade and other issues.
Trump also said during the interview he was looking at different options in terms of consequences for Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic.
He and other top officials have blamed China for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. It has infected more than 1 million Americans and has thrown the U.S. economy into a deep recession.
“There are many things I can do,” Trump told Reuters. “We’re looking for what happened.”
Geng reiterated during Thursday’s briefing that China was a victim of the epidemic and not its accomplice, adding that attempts by “certain politicians” to shift the blame away from their poor handling of the outbreak to Beijing would only “expose the problems of the U.S. itself”.
“The U.S. should know this: the enemy is the virus, not China,” he said.

No comments:

Read Comment Policy ▼
We have Zero Tolerance to Spam. Chessy Comments and Comments with Links will be deleted immediately upon our review.

Post a Comment

Post Top Ad

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Khorgist ?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2347064258615, Social Media @khorgist_com: Email: [email protected] More information here.