Ahead of Blinken visit, China says US meddling in its affairs: Report

Beijing: Just ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to China, Beijing has accused Washington of repeatedly interfering in its internal affairs and undermining China’s interests.

“The United States continues pushing forward the strategy of containing China, keeps adopting erroneous words and actions that interfere in China’s internal affairs, smear China’s image and undermine China’s interests,” the state news agency Xinhua quoted an unnamed representative of the ministry as saying before Blinken’s arrival in China on Wednesday.

“China resolutely opposes such moves and has taken strong countermeasures,” the report said.

It is true that relations have stabilised since the last telephone conversation between head of state Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden in April, however “there are still significant negative factors in the bilateral relationship,” according to the Xinhua report.

The ministry cited, as the most recent example, Blinken’s accusations that China is flooding global markets with overcapacity in areas such as electric cars and renewable energies.

The ministry said this “so-called ‘overcapacity’ is [a] misleading narrative … The real intention is to kneecap China’s industrial development and put the US in a more advantageous position in market competition. It’s another example of outright economic coercion and bullying,” the agency reported.

Blinken plans to visit Shanghai and Beijing on his three-day trip. The talks are expected to focus on improving communication and reducing the risk of misjudgments and conflicts, according to preliminary reports from Washington.

Blinken also plans to speak clearly and concisely about issues that cause the US concern, such as China’s human rights situation, unfair economic and trade practices or China’s support for Russia’s defence industry. The tense situation in the Middle East is also likely to be discussed.

In November, Biden and Xi met in California after a year without direct contact. This was followed by talks between members of both governments at the highest level.

Earlier this month, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen travelled to China to meet representatives of US companies and the Chinese government.

Despite the tensions, Xinhua, quoting the ministry, said today’s situation is different than a year ago, when bilateral relations were at a historic low.

IANS

Delhi sizzles at 52.3 degrees Celsius as city records season’s highest-ever temperature

New Delhi: The national capital on Wednesday recorded its highest-ever temperature of the season as the mercury soared to 52.3 degrees Celsius, the weather office said. The weather station recorded...

Cong distances itself from Aiyar’s ‘alleged attack’ quip, affirms 1962 Chinese incursion was ‘real’

New Delhi: The Congress has once again disassociated itself from the controversial statements made by veteran party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, in which he said that the Chinese "allegedly invaded"...

Russia says NATO conducting nuclear strike drills near its border

Moscow: NATO is practicing nuclear strikes against Russia, Army General Vladimir Kulishov, first deputy director of Russia's Federal Security Service and head of the Border Service, said on Tuesday. "Near...

Nikki Haley blames Iran, China & Russia for Oct 7 Hamas attack in Israel

Tel Aviv: Republican party leader and former US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has blamed Iran, China and Russia for the October 7 attack in southern Israel in...

Hamas says ‘no ceasefire negotiations’ with Israel after Rafah attack

Gaza: Hamas has reportedly informed mediators that it will not participate in any negotiation for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip or a prisoner exchange deal after Israel's attack on...

Papua New Guinea confirm over 2,000 buried alive in landslide

Sydney: The Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Disaster Centre (NDC) has confirmed that more than 2,000 people were buried alive after a massive landslide disaster occurred in Enga province. Serhan...

Big fish facing the law today because of govt’s zero-tolerance policy against corruption: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an exclusive conversation with IANS on Monday, spoke on a wide spectrum of issues ranging from the endorsement of Rahul Gandhi and Arvind...

40 killed in Israeli bombing on camp in Rafah: Palestinian media

Gaza: At least 40 people were killed and some others injured on Sunday evening in Israel's bombing of tents in northwestern Rafah, the southernmost city of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian...

South Korea, China agree to establish diplomatic security dialogue

Seoul: Leaders of South Korea and China, on Sunday, agreed to establish a diplomatic security dialogue and resume negotiations to upgrade the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) to boost economic...

Rajkot fire claims 35 lives, DNA tests to identify victims

Rajkot: The fire at Gamezone amusement park in Rajkot on May 25 resulted in the loss of 35 lives, leaving victims charred beyond recognition that identification is possible only through...

Death toll rises to 11 in Russian attack on Kharkiv’s DIY store

Kyiv: The death toll from a Russian airstrike on a DIY store in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has risen to 11, Kharkiv region Governor Oleh Syniehubov announced on...

Israel must obey UN court on Rafah, says EU foreign policy chief

Brussels: A UN court order for Israel to stop its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah must be obeyed, the European Union's foreign affairs chief said on...

Read Previous

Poster war in Amethi, Robert Vadra’s name comes up

Read Next

Iran, Sri Lanka inaugurate Uma Oya multipurpose development project

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com