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China firmly opposes to US VP's accusations, calls election interference charges 'slander'

08 October 2018
China firmly opposes to US VP's accusations, calls election interference charges 'slander'

He also accused China of reckless military actions in the South China Sea.

China on Friday rejected as "malicious slander" US Vice President Mike Pence's allegation that it was meddling in American elections even as it voiced its desire to reach "some compromise" with America to end their escalating trade war.

The number two in the government of the United States "has launched accusations that are unjustified against the domestic and foreign policy of China", that he "slandered, saying that she interfered in the internal affairs and in the u.s. election", said Hua Chunying.

"Google's reformed search engine, which has been codenamed "Dragonfly" would strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers", Pence said, since the U.S. ordered Google to end its Chinese Search engine "Dragonfly" project. The president said China was trying to undermine him because of his aggressive stance on trade, including his decision to slap tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods shipped into the U.S.

Pence delivered a 40-minute speech at the conservative think tank the Hudson Institute giving the Trump administration's views on China.

The remark was interpreted by some sections of the media as an attempt by the Trump administration to deflect from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian "meddling" in the U.S. election and possible complicity on the part of the Trump campaign. "China wants to turn these voters against our administration".

Google wants to penetrate the Chinese market again and is developing a censored search engine for China that will suppress sensitive search queries and will block the content that is not allowed by Chinese firewalls.

In a blistering speech at a think-tank, Pence on Thursday alleged that China has mounted an unprecedented effort to not only meddle the upcoming USA polls, but also shape the public opinion of the country.

Pence said China was using its power like never before.

Pence will also protest Beijing's construction of military fortresses in the South China Sea as well as Chinese efforts to intercept American ships carrying out naval exercises created to contest China's territorial expansion. He said, for example, that China threatened to deny a business license for a major American corporation unless it spoke out against the Trump administration's trade policies.

US Vice President Mike Pence yesterday was to give China a blunt warning that the US will not back down from intimidation in the South China Sea, as well as condemning Beijing for its poaching of Taiwan's allies.

- Beijing compelled Delta Airlines to publicly apologize for not calling Taiwan a "province of China" on its website, he said.

He will add: "The United States Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever global law allows and our national interests demand". On the deepening conflict between the two countries on the disputed South China Sea, Cui said, We have sovereignty over numerous islands in the South China Sea. His speech this week to the Hudson Institute, a conservative Washington think tank, not only had undertones of history repeating itself but marked a worrying turning point in United States policy towards China.

In July, the U.S. had announced US$ 113 million in new regional investments focused on digital connectivity, infrastructure and energy, amidst China flexing its military muscles in the Indo-Pacific region.

- Senior Chinese officials have tried to influence business leaders to condemn USA trade actions, "leveraging their desire to maintain their operations in China".