China upset by U.S. Republican platform on South China Sea, Tibet


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks live via satellite from Trump Tower in New York City during the second session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks live via satellite from Trump Tower in New York City during the second session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday urged the U.S. Republican Party to stop making “groundless accusations” against China in its party platform, which says China practices cultural genocide in Tibet and has ludicrous claims in the South China Sea.

China’s government has generally avoided making direct comments about the election, wary of being seen to interfere, though in April Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump an “irrational type” due to his tariffs proposal on imported Chinese goods.

In an English-language statement issued via the official Xinhua news agency on Thursday, the ministry said the Republican platform contained “accusations about China on issues related to Taiwan, Tibet, trade and the South China Sea” and are an interference in China’s internal affairs.

“All political parties in the United States should view China’s development in an objective and rational manner and correctly understand the issues that emerge in bilateral ties,” the ministry said.

“We hope relevant parties stop their groundless accusations against China and interference in China’s domestic affairs and contribute more to bilateral trust and cooperation,” it added.

The platform, adopted on Monday, says China has been asserting “preposterous” claims to the South China Sea to distract its people from economic problems, practices “cultural genocide” in Tibet and Xinjiang, and reaffirms a commitment to sell weapons to self-ruled Taiwan.

China’s foreign ministry said promoting stable growth in relations serves the interests of both countries and the peace and development of the Asia-Pacific region and the world, and “both sides should adhere to this right direction”.

Chinese officials admit to knowing little about Trump compared with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, who had extensive dealings with China when she was secretary of state.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Michael Perry)

Source: Reuters “China upset by U.S. Republican platform on South China Sea, Tibet”

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3 Comments on “China upset by U.S. Republican platform on South China Sea, Tibet”

  1. Logic says:

    If the U.S. sells weapons to Taiwan, they could be sent to Taiping Island to fight the Filipinos. The U.S. would then be arming both sides!

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  2. Steve says:

    Nothing new, just barking dogs…In every election the US candidates speak like a Drunkard, out of context, intimidate other countries and satisfy the corrupt audience with patriotism, dogmatism and hegemonic mongrelism….In fact, Hillary and Trump should just toss a coin for either way Presidency and a Vice President. Just mouthpieces and the corrupt audience loves it. Just like Obama,”Yes, U Can.” The audience loved him, but after gaining the Presidency, the US invaded Libya, Syria, promoted ISIS (according to Pres. Putin), forced refugees to flee their homeland, bombed & massacred the people and now invading the SCS —– This is where the bucket stops pouring.

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    • Simon says:

      And on top of that the a committee made up of Norwegian politicians awarded Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. Ever since then the Nobel has been tarnished and merely a tool for American interest just like the PCA.

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