China’s foreign ministry denied Trump’s accusation that Beijing is trying to influence the US congressional elections.
China has accused US President Donald Trump of “slander” after he accused Beijing of trying to meddle in upcoming US congressional elections.
Trump told a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Wednesday that Beijing was interfering in the November 6 mid-term elections because it opposes his tough stance on trade.
“They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade and we are winning on trade,” said Trump.
But, in a press briefing in Beijing on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Beijing does not interfere in other countries’ internal affairs.
“We advise the US to stop this unceasing criticism and slander of China,” said Geng. “Stop these wrong words and deeds that damage bilateral relations and the basic interests of both countries’ peoples.”