US pushing ties to brink of ‘new Cold War’: China

US pushing ties to brink of  ‘new Cold War’: China

Beijing, May 24

China on Sunday accused the US of pushing the bilateral ties to the brink of a "new Cold War" by spreading "lies" about the coronavirus and said it was open to international efforts to identify the source of the deadly virus.

If anybody thought they could use some ludicrous lawsuits to undermine China's sovereignty and dignity to deprive the Chinese people their hard-won gains they will be daydreaming and bring disgrace to themselves.

Wang Yi, Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Wang Yi also said the lawsuits filed against China in the US demanding compensation for Covid-19 is an attempt to blackmail a victim with fabricated evidence. Under constant attack from US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the origin of the coronavirus and failure to provide timely information, Wang launched a broadside against Washington in his annual press conference.

He accused American politicians of spreading “political virus” to smear China. “It is the most regrettable that while the coronavirus is still out there, a 'political virus' is also spreading in the US and jumping at any opportunity to attack and slander China," he said in a video media conference on the sidelines of China's annual session of the National People's Conference (NPC).

"Some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage and pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War," Wang said. Some politicians ignored the basic facts and made up countless lies and conspiracy theories concerning China. "The longer the list, the more it says about how low the rumour-mongers are willing to go and the more stains they will leave in history," Wang, who is also the State Councillor, said. — PTI

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