The Chinese Embassy in India issued a statement on Tuesday, which urges the United States to stop its activity aimed at undermining the peace in the region. As SkyNews has learned, the statement was issued against two top US officials, U.S. Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense.
In its statement, China asked the US to respect facts and truth, “abandon the Cold War and the zero-sum mentality”. It is time to stop hyping up the so-called ‘China threat,’ said the Chinese diplomats. For the peace and stability in the region, Washington needs to revise its “Indo-Pacific strategy” and stop the wrong actions that undermine peace and stability.
The statement became a response to the moves made recently by the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. During their visit to India to attend the India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, they both have openly attacked China.
According to the Chinese statement, Mr Pompeo and other senior officials repeated lies, attacked and made allegations against China. Such behaviour violates the norms of international relations and basic principles of diplomacy, instigated China’s relations with the neighbouring countries. “The Chinese side expresses its firm opposition to it,” the statement reads.
“The U.S. side once again tries to shift the blame onto China on COVID-19, which is indeed distorting facts to mislead the public,” it said, adding that “what China has done and achieved in our fight against the virus are open for all to see. We hope U.S. politicians could focus on their own epidemic response and saving lives instead of shifting blame on others,” the Chinese Embassy in India says in its statement.
Washington’s “Indo-Pacific strategy” is not perfect
Traditionally, China has been advocating that the development of bilateral relations between the two states should be conducive to peace, stability and development.
Commenting on the last US move, the statement underlines that both China India has the wisdom and tools to handle their own differences properly. In other words, there’s no space for a third party like the United States to intervene.
The statement stressed that the so-called “Indo-Pacific strategy” proposed by the White House is to stir up a confrontation among different groups and blocs. Thus, the US intends again to stoke geopolitical competition, in a bid to maintain its dominance, organize closed and exclusive ideological niches.