Washington, July 15
US President Donald Trump has indicated that he has no plan to talk together with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, amid a confrontation between the 2 international locations on a spread of points and tit-for-tat sanctions on lawmakers and senior officers.
“No, I haven’t spoken to him,” Trump stated in response to a reporter’s query at a White House press convention on Tuesday.
“I have no plan to speak to him,” the President stated whereas expressing his anger over China’s incapability to stop the unfold of COVID-19 in another country, from the place it originated.
“Make no mistake, we hold China fully responsible for concealing the virus and unleashing it upon the world. (They) could have stopped it, they should have stopped,” Trump stated as he additionally lashed out on the World Health Organisation (WHO) for siding with China on this situation.
“They were really a puppet of China,” he stated.
Trump spoke to reporters after ending particular privileges and financial remedy for Hong Kong and rescinding the territory’s exception to bans on the importing of delicate applied sciences.
He additionally signed into regulation bipartisan laws that permits the US authorities to sanction people and entities identified to be concerned in interfering in Hong Kong’s freedom.
Beijing has condemned Washington’s current bid to reject its claims within the South China Sea as unlawful and has retaliated towards US visa restrictions on Chinese officers in Xinjiang by banning senior American senators and representatives.
At his press convention, Trump additionally slammed former vice chairman Joe Biden, who’s his Democratic Party challenger within the November presidential polls, for being “soft” on China.
The China situation has change into a number one election yr matter as Trump and Biden every try to color the opposite as weak within the face of aggressive strikes from Beijing.
“By contrast, my administration acted very early to ban travel from China, from Europe, saving all of these lives. Incredible. And I want everyone to know, I want every citizen to know that we are using the full power of the federal government to fight that China virus and keep our people safe. Through Operation Warp Speed, we will deliver a vaccine in record-breaking time,” he stated.
“He (Biden) said the idea that China is our competition is really bizarre. He is really bizarre. He said China is not a problem. No. Nobody has ripped us off more than China over the last 25, 30 years, nobody close, and he says China is not a problem. Now he takes it all back. Now he wants to be mister tough guy. But for years, 47 years, he never came out against China, never said anything bad, just the opposite,” the President stated.
He stated Biden expresses extra fawning reward about China on an atypical day than about America.
“Biden sides with China over America time and time again. And he said on July 4 that American history is no fairy tale, and yet blindly celebrates China, saying few nations in history have come so far, so fast,” Trump stated.
“He is so proud of them. He is so proud of them. Now Joe Biden is pushing a platform that would demolish the US economy, totally demolish it,” Trump stated. PTI