China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi minces no words as he lashes out at the United States over Washington’s one-sided approach to world politics and its adversarial attitude towards Beijing.
“It (the US) has already become the world’s biggest destabilizing factor,” China’s Foreign Ministry cited the top diplomat as saying on the sidelines of a Group of 20 ministerial meeting in the city of Nagoya in southern Japan on Saturday.
He went on to explain how Washington’s policies were making waves across the international stage, saying, “The United States is broadly engaged in unilateralism and protectionism, and is damaging multilateralism and the multilateral trading system,” Wang noted. “There is no way out for the zero-sum games of the United States,” he asserted.
The official then enumerated instances of the ill-intentioned measures that Washington was taking against Beijing.
“Certain US politicians have smeared China everywhere in the world, but have not produced any evidence,” he said, pointing to mudslinging efforts targeting China, which had seen the officials questioning Beijing’s human rights record and accusing it of meddling in other countries’ affairs.
The US, he added, has been using statecraft to suppress legitimate Chinese businesses and has groundlessly laid charges against them, which is an act of bullying.
Last year, US President Donald Trump began imposing tariffs and other trade barriers on China after accusing it of “unfair trade practices.” So far, the United States has imposed tariffs on about $112 billion of Chinese imports, which makes for more than two-thirds of the consumer goods it receives from China.
The punitive action has resulted in a trade war, which even domestic American politicians have come to call bleak and damaging to the countries and the global economic flow.
Washington has also mounted pressure on China’s Huawei — the world’s leading supplier of telecoms networking equipment and the number-two global smartphone vendor — under the pretext that its equipment could contain security loopholes that allow China to spy on global communications traffic. It has, meanwhile, begun trying to force its allies to reject Chinese superfast 5G communication technology, especially from Huawei.
Though the company has repeatedly denied the accusation, Washington said in May that it would blacklist Huawei from the US market and from buying crucial US components.
Adding to his remarks, Wang said the United States has also used its domestic law to “crudely interfere” in China’s internal affairs, trying to damage “one country, two systems” — Beijing’s reference for the ruling mechanism it applies to Hong Kong — and compromise the Chinese region’s stability and prosperity.
he US has vocally backed anti-Beijing protests in Hong Kong. Earlier this week, the US House of Representatives passed two bills to back the protesters and issued a “warning” to China about alleged human rights issues.
The Chinese foreign minister made a point of saying that notwithstanding the US’s disruptive efforts, China’s development and growth was an inevitable trend of history that no force could stop.
”Only win-win cooperation between China and the United States is the right path,” he advised.