USA does not represents international community: Spokesperson

BEIJING, March 23 (INP):  The US and some so-called allies of it cannot represent the international community, said a spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying at a news conference.

The fact is, the overwhelming majority of countries don’t take the US as the international community, its values as international values, or its opinion as international opinion.

” They don’t recognize rules made by a small number of countries as international rules.

Second, there are problems and different positions between China and the US and its allies including Australia respectively, and the ins and outs of those problems are crystal clear.

The attempt to form a clique to pressure and blackmail China, even intimidate China by virtue of someone else won’t work.

There are direct flights between Australia and China. Taking a detour via the US is only counterproductive.

Third, the international community know too well who is wielding the sticks of sanctions, pursing long-arm jurisdiction and coercing other countries.

China doesn’t seek a trade war, illegal detention of foreign citizens or wanton suppression against foreign enterprises. The label of “diplomacy of coercion” is more suitable for the US, not China.

In conclusion, both the two peoples and the overwhelming majority of countries, including people in US ally countries, hope to see peaceful co-existence of China and the US.

The two countries can have more mutual friends. We hope the US can show the confidence and demeanor of a major country, and stop coercing other countries into choosing sides and into interfering in China’s internal affairs and undermining China’s interests.”

INP/javed