China Pushes Back against Anti-Trump Accusations

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On Friday, China pushed back against claims that they are meddling in U.S. elections for the sake of harming President Donald Trump. The aforementioned claims originated from Vice President Mike Pence, according to The Hill.

An Overview of the Accusations

During the vice president’s time at the Hudson Institute on Thursday, he delivered the following remarks about China’s alleged interference in American elections:

“To put it bluntly, President Trump’s leadership is working; China wants a different American president.”

Pence also slammed the Chinese government for taking direct, strategic means to carry out their goals:

“Beijing is employing a whole-of-government approach, using political, economic, and military tools. [Beijing is using] propaganda, to advance its influence and benefit its interests in the United States.”

Finally, the vice president cited the need for a U.S.-China relationship which involves “fairness, reciprocity, and respect for sovereignty.”

China’s Response to the Accusations

Suffice it to say, the Chinese government frowned upon the remarks delivered by Pence. Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, pushed back against the claims with the following statements: