Beijing Refutes Trump’s Accusations of Mid-Term Election Meddling

Asia & Pacific

The statement came in response to Donald Trump’s accusations that China was seeking to meddle in the upcoming Nov. 4 congressional election in the United States. According to him, Beijing was aiming to confront his administration’s pugnacious stance on trade.

China doesn’t meddle in other countries’ internal affairs, the country’s foreign ministry said at a regular briefing in Beijing on Wednesday, addressing Donald Trump’s recent allegations that Beijing was seeking to interfere in the US midterm election.

‘Everyone Knows the Main Meddler’

Is is clear to the international community which country interferes most in other countries’ affairs, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang noted, as cited by Reuters; however, he didn’t specify the “main meddler.” He also warned Washington against any actions that could damage relations with China.

China’s Meddling in US Affairs Reaches Unacceptable Level — Official

His comments came on the heels of Donald Trump’s claims that China was looking to meddle in this year’s midterm election in the US. “Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November. Against my administration,” Trump said at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

‘Provocations’ in South China Sea

On Thursday, China’s defence ministry said that the country was “resolutely opposed” to the US military aircraft taking…

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