China urges USt o abandon Cold War mentality

Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China on Friday urged the US to abandon its Cold War mentality and ideological bias, and view China and China-US relations in an objective and rational way.

The US must immediately stop interfering in China's internal affairs, harming China's interests or undermining China-US relations, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian, Xinhua reported.

Zhao made the remarks at a routine news briefing in response to a new China Strategy report by the Trump Administration, which was delivered to the US Congress recently.

“The new strategy report is the same as the US national security strategy report released in 2017,” Zhao said, noting it deliberately distorts China's political system and strategic intention, and hypes up the so-called “China threat,” as an excuse to trumpet the continuation of all-dimensional hardline policy against China.

In response to the US' erroneous words and deeds to interfere in China's internal affairs and undermine China's interests in the past two years, the Chinese government has repeatedly stated its solemn position and made firm, strong response, Zhao said.

He emphasized that under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Chinese people have embarked on a development path suitable to China's national conditions, made great achievements and contributed positively to world peace, stability and development.

“We will unswervingly continue to advance along the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and continue to achieve greater victories. No one can stop China's development and growth,” said Zhao.

“China's policy toward the United States is consistent and clear. We are committed to developing a Sino-US relationship featuring non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation,” Zhao said. “At the same time, we will firmly defend China's sovereignty, security and development interests.”

A stable and continuously developing Sino-US relationship is in the fundamental interests of the two peoples and is also generally expected by the international community, Zhao said.

He urged the US to follow the trend of the times and work with China to bring bilateral relations back to the right track.



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