Pence accuses China of 'malign' campaign to undermine Trump
05 October, 2018, 12:20 | Author: Eric Barnett
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In the prepared remarks provided by his office, Pence charges that China is targeting "industries and states that would play an important role in the 2018 election" as it responds to Trump's protectionist trade tariffs on China.
This time China is accused of a major cyber-attack.
Relations between the world's two largest economies have plummeted in recent weeks with Trump placing $250bn in tariffs on Chinese goods, in part over charges that Beijing forces U.S. companies to hand over technological know-how.
The administration's offensive on China comes as a cloud hangs over Trump with an investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to swing the 2016 presidential election in the Republican real estate tycoon's favor.
Despite that, Pence said, "As a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country". As proof, Trump later referenced a paid advertising insert in The Des Moines Register by Chinese government-affiliated entities.
"Some of the things that the vice president, and indeed, the president, are saying about Chinese behavior are true, and some are an exaggeration, kind of conspiracy-theoryesque", said Mastro.
"This is nothing but speaking on hearsay evidence, confusing right and wrong and creating something out of thin air".
"The U.S. side has sent warships into waters near China's islands and reefs in South China Sea time and again, which has posed a grave threat to China's sovereignty and security, severely damaged the relations between the two militaries, and significantly undermined regional peace and stability", the Ministry of Defence said in response to the latest clash.
"China has no interest in interfering in United States internal politics and elections", she said.
"China always follows the principle of non-interference in others' internal affairs and we have no interest in meddling in United States internal affairs and elections", she said.
The White House responded publicly Thursday to a heated confrontation between the Chinese navy and a USA destroyer in the South China Sea this past weekend.
The democratic, self-governing island is home to nationalists who fled in 1949 after losing China's civil war and has waged an increasingly lonely campaign for diplomatic recognition as the Republic of China. But "my understanding is that we are not close to launching a search product in China, and whether we eventually could or would remains unclear", he said.
Noting that the Trump administration is now taking a more assertive stance towards China, Pence slammed Beijing's policies on everything from trade to maritime disputes in the South China Sea.
"Despite such reckless harassment, the United States Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows and our national interests demand".
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