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Chinese Foreign Ministry says US' anti-Beijing schemes doomed to fail

Iran Press TV

Monday, 31 August 2020 5:02 PM

Beijing says anti-China schemes by the United States are doomed to fail after a top US official urged other countries to confront what he called the "challenges" of China.

In a press conference on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the anti-China and anti-Communist Party of China (CPC) schemes by certain US politicians were predestined to fail.

His remarks came after Robert O'Brien, the national security advisor for US President Donald Trump, urged other countries to deal with what he called the "challenges" of China and Russia, criticizing the Asian country for its political system and its policies toward Taiwan, Hong Kong and the South China Sea.

The senior American official made the remarks during a speech at an event of the Atlantic Council, an American international affairs think tank.

"For a while, driven by their zero-sum game mindset, Cold War mentality and personal gains, some US politicians have ignored the basic facts, continued to maliciously attack China's political system, wantonly slandered and smeared China, and sowed discord between China and other countries," Zhao said during the presser.

He also stressed that China stood "firm" against "these acts."

Regarding the Chinese-style socialism, Zhao said people of China have the best say and the US politicians are in no position to criticize.

The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman further noted that the international community knows clearly that certain American politicians were defaming China with rumors and baseless claims.

Zhao also stressed that Beijing would not allow such condemned manipulation to succeed.

"As to whether China's development is an opportunity or a threat to the world, the answer is self-evident in the fact that China is the largest trading partner of more than 130 countries and regions and China has active exchanges and cooperation with others," Zhao added.

He also said that unlike China, the US has severely undermined international justice as well as global peace, stability and development by willfully pulling out of international treaties and organization and also through applying international law in a selective way.

He said the international community will not follow suit as it "sees clearly the US politicians' attempts to spread rumors related to China, hype up the so-called China threats and try to hijack other countries onto its chariot to go against China and the Communist Party of China (CPC)."

The US and China, the world's two largest economies, are at loggerheads over a host of issues, including trade, a new security law introduced in Hong Kong, the origins and handling of the COVID-19 disease, Taiwan, and the disputed South China Sea.

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