US President Donald Trump and China have traded repeated barbs in recent weeks, on issues from the World Health Organization (WHO) to potential lawsuits against Beijing over its alleged cover-up of the outbreak. Watch the full video for all the details. "In the battle against COVID-19, China and Africa have again stood by each other", Wang said on the sidelines of the third session of the 13th National Peoples Congress (NPC), the country's annual legislative session.
It went on: "Australia's economic deterrent force is much smaller than the US', so China to some extent will enjoy more room to fight back against Australia with countermeasures if Canberra supports Washington.it means Australia may feel more pain than the United States".
"The China of today is not the China of a century ago, and nor is the world", he added. "It's time for the United States to give up its wishful thinking of changing China and stopping 1.4 billion people in their historic march toward modernisation".
He accused American politicians of spreading "political virus" to smear China.
United States lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow Americans to sue the Chinese government for allegedly whitewashing the danger posed by Covid-19.
"This risky attempt to turn back the will of history will undo the fruits of decades-long China-U.S. cooperation, dampen America's own development prospects and put world stability and prosperity in jeopardy", Wang said. China, he said, was a victim like everyone else, hinting that his country would fight what he termed "fabrications".
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The British PM wanted to cap Huawei's share in the country's telecommunications infrastructure market at 35 per cent. Downing Street declined to comment. "Huawei is part and parcel of the Chinese state".
However, the diplomat also made several jabs at Washington, telling reporters that Trump's administration is tarnishing relations with Beijing with what it calls a smear campaign. Both superpowers must find a way to coexist peacefully despite their differences, he said, noting: "It's also true that we have many disagreements but that doesn't preclude cooperation". "Fairness means the process be free of political interference, respect the sovereignty of all countries, and oppose any presumption of guilt".
This year, the conflict has taken on a new dimension, with the emergence of a novel coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
U.S. national security advisor Robert O'Brien warned Sunday that the new law could cost the city the preferential trading status it enjoys with the United States, the world's largest economy.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday the proposed law, which China's rubber-stamp legislature is expected to act on quickly, would be a "death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised for Hong Kong".
He also addressed Beijing's draft security legislation for Hong Kong, just as protesters were clashing with police in the special administrative region.
"Reunification between the two sides of the Strait is an inevitable trend of history, no one and no force can stop it", Wang said.