China defender of World peace: Says Zhao Lijian 

BEIJING, January 13 (INP):  China has always been a defender of world peace in carrying out international practices. This was stated Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry here at regular news briefing.
He was commenting on US’s Secretary of State Pompeo in which he had criticized China’s practice in international institutions such as UNO and WHO.

The spokesperson said, Pompeo certainly went to great lengths to spread political viruses. He’s truly in a league of his own when it comes to weaving lies and distorting facts.

He pointed out that only recently President Xi Jinping announced a series of major initiatives at the high-level meetings commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, including providing $50 million to the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan, setting up the third FAO-China South-South Cooperation Trust Fund at $50 million, and making an additional donation of $10 million to UN Women in the next five years.

These, the spokesperson added, are concrete actions China has undertaken to support multilateralism.

” Second, it is the United States that is the biggest destabilizing factor threatening global peace and security and undermining multilateral cooperation.

In rampant pursuit of unilateralism, it blatantly withdraws from treaties and organizations and arbitrarily resorts to the threat of sanctions.

To date it has exited a dozen of international conventions and organizations. The United States unilaterally announced the restoration of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran, and abused the venue of the UN to flagrantly smear other countries, drawing wide opposition from the international community.

Such behaviors gravely undermine international cooperation in various areas, the existing international order and mechanism, and world peace, stability and security.

Third, Pompeo’s lying diplomacy has once again exposed the infamous “American double standard”: whatever doesn’t serve American interests can be cast aside, while any international cooperation with the participation of China is problematic. This is the logic of the U.S. side.

As has been proven by history and reality time and again, erroneous actions that stigmatize and scapegoat China can by no means make America great again, or justify its bullying, or help with its international image and reputation.

The international community should keep its eyes wide open to distinguish right from wrong and refuse to allow certain people’s venom to erode global solidarity and cooperation.”

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