Selin ATAY-TDO- China’s Ambassador to the United States has accused 'some people' in America of trying to build a new 'Berlin Wall' between the two countries by criticizing Communism.
“At the same time, we must be alert that some destructive forces are taking advantage of the ongoing trade friction (through) extreme rhetoric such as ‘decoupling,’ the ‘new Cold War,’ and ‘clash of civilizations,’” Cui said.
China’s envoy to the United States on Wednesday said the two countries were trying to resolve their differences over trade, but he warned of forces that he said were trying to drive a wedge between the two.
While the two countries have been "overshadowed" by trade frictions over the past year, the two sides are working hard to address their differences, Cui noted.
Ambassador Cui argued that the laws passed by the U.S. Congress regarding the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and the American administration's criticism of Beijing, were "a product of stubborn prejudice."
Anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong and Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority have also fanned longstanding human rights concerns. Beijing views U.S. actions on both issues as interference in its sovereign concerns. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday for a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on the Uighurs. China warned earlier on Wednesday that the U.S. legislation will affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end a trade war.