London, July 30
China on Thursday accused the United States of stoking a brand new Cold War as a result of sure politicians have been looking for a scapegoat to bolster assist forward of the US Presidential election in November.
US President Donald Trump identifies China because the West’s major rival and has accused President Xi Jinping of taking benefit over commerce and never telling the reality over the novel coronavirus outbreak, which Trump calls the “China plague”.
Asked if he noticed a brand new Cold War, China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, mentioned the United States had began a commerce battle with China and that there can be no winner from such an strategy.
“It is not China that has become assertive. It’s the other side of the Pacific Ocean who wants to start a new Cold War on China. So, we have to make a response to that,” Liu advised reporters.
“We have no interest in any Cold War, we have no interest in any war. We have all seen what is happening in the United States. They tried to scapegoat China, they want to blame China for their problems,” he mentioned. “We all know this is an election year.”
The envoy didn’t point out Trump or Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by identify, however he mentioned some US politicians have been doing and saying something to get elected.
“They want to do anything including treating China as an enemy,” Liu mentioned. “Probably they think they need an enemy, they think they want a Cold War but we have no interest, we keep telling America, China is not your enemy, China is your friend, your partner.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned earlier this month that the United States needed to construct a worldwide coalition to counter China as he accused Beijing of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to additional its personal pursuits.
After British Prime Minister Boris Johnson slapped a ban on Huawei’s participation in 5G networks, Liu bluntly warned that the United Kingdom had no future if it tried to decouple from the Communist state.
“It is hard to imagine a ‘Global Britain’ that bypasses or excludes China, decoupling from China means decoupling from opportunities, decoupling from growth and decoupling from the future,” Liu mentioned.
He mentioned London had poisoned relations by meddling in its former colony of Hong Kong and cautioned that the United Kingdom would “pay the price” if it needed to deal with China as a hostile state. Reuters