Chinese FM accuses US of pushing countries to “new cold war”

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US politicians are pushing Beijing and Washington toward a “new cold war,” the Chinese Foreign Minister said. The Minister urged Americans not to intervene in politics in Taiwan and criticized the United States for slowing nuclear talks with North Korea.

Some political forces in the US are pushing Beijing and Washington to the brink of a “new cold war,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Bloomberg writes.

“China has no intention of changing or replacing the United States,” the Chinese Foreign Minister said at a press conference as part of the 3rd session of the All-China People’s Congress in Beijing. He also criticized the United States due to the slowdown in nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

Relations between countries have deteriorated sharply over the past few months, the agency said. Among the countries of the world, America was the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the spread of which began with the Chinese city of Wuhan. In addition, the two largest economies in the world disagreed on some other issues. In particular, the United States criticized the bill of the Chinese authorities, which, according to the American side, is intended to tighten control over Hong Kong, Bloomberg points out.

According to Wang Yi, the desire of American politicians to unleash a “new cold war” can destroy the results of decades-long cooperation between China and the United States, as well as jeopardize stability and prosperity around the world.

In addition, the minister called on the United States “not to challenge China’s red line” in Taiwan. This warning is due to a recent statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who recently congratulated the head of the Taiwanese region, Cai Inwen, on taking office and named her president, and praised the US-Taiwan partnership. For Beijing, this is unacceptable, since it considers Taiwan to be a Chinese province.

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