China Pushes Back against Anti-Trump Accusations

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“The relevant speech made unwarranted accusations against China’s domestic and foreign policies. [It] slandered China by claiming that China meddles in U.S. internal affairs and elections. This is nothing but speaking on hearsay evidence, confusing right and wrong and creating something out of thin air. The Chinese side is firmly opposed to it.”

Finally, Chunying urged the United States to “correct” the statements made by Pence:

“We urge the U.S. to correct its wrongdoing, stop groundlessly accusing and slandering China and harming China’s interests and China-US ties. [We urge the U.S. to] take concrete actions to maintain the sound and steady development of China-U.S. relations.”

Interference in American Elections

The Chinese government is not the only one to face accusations of meddling in U.S. elections. Last month, the Russian government pushed back against American officials who claimed that Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The Russia foreign minister subsequently slammed the “unjustified accusations of interference” which would adversely impact moves towards “multipolarity.”