China rejects Donald Trump’s call to investigate Democrat rival Joe Biden and son
China has rejected US President Donald Trump’s call to investigate his Democrat rival Joe Biden and Biden’s son, saying Beijing had no intention of intervening in US domestic affairs. “China has long pursued the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Tuesday.
“We have no intention of intervening in the domestic affairs of the United States. Our position is consistent and clear.” Trump said last week that Ukraine and China should investigate former vice-president Biden and his son, Hunter, and that he [Trump] had “tremendous power” and a “lot of options” going into the China-US trade talks.
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US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over ‘brutal suppression’ of Uygurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, citing ‘internment camps’
Sanctions target those ‘believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uygurs, Kazakhs or other members of Muslim minorities’
The US government on Tuesday placed visa restrictions on Chinese government officials suspected of repressing Uygurs and other ethnic minorities in China.
The sanctions target government officials and members of the ruling Communist Party of China “who are believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uygurs, Kazakhs or other members of Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, China”, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced, less than two days before planned high-level trade talks resume in Washington with a team led by Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He.
“The Chinese government has instituted a highly repressive campaign against” Uygurs and the other Muslim ethnic groups in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, which “includes mass detentions in internment camps”, Pompeo said.
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China demands US reverse decision to blacklist tech giants over ‘brutal suppression’ of Xinjiang Muslims as Hikvision and others bear brunt of action
Surveillance and facial recognition firms targeted over their role in the region, where a million Muslims are reportedly detained
Beijing declines to say whether it will retaliate as two sides prepare to resume trade talks
This is nothing short of a full blown escalation engineered by Trump.
Maybe he feels more confident now that JP has surpassed CN as the US's largest creditor?