China slams Pompeo’s accusations, urges US to abandon Cold War mentality

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with reporters aboard his plane en route to Thailand on July 30, 2019. Four US senators asked Pompeo to ensure that China’s aggressive and expansionist behavior in the South China Sea is a top priority in the discussions at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Bangkok. AFP/Jonathan Ernst, Pool. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

BEIJING, Oct 7, 2020, Xinhua. A spokesperson for China’s embassy in Japan on Wednesday slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s accusations against China over issues related to the East and South China Seas, cybersecurity and China-India regional conflicts, urging the U.S. side to abandon its Cold War mentality, ECNS reported.

Pompeo made the remarks during an interview on Tuesday on the sidelines of a quad meeting in Tokyo with the foreign ministers of Japan, India and Australia.

Calling the accusations “lies,” the spokesperson accused Pompeo of “maliciously creating political confrontation.”

The U.S. official’s moves run counter to the current trend of peaceful development and win-win cooperation, as well as the general trend of the world, the spokesperson said, adding that his attempts have failed.

China has always advocated that any multilateral cooperation should uphold the spirit of openness, tolerance and transparency, the spokesperson reiterated.

“We hope that relevant countries will do more to enhance mutual understanding and trust among countries in the region and promote regional peace, stability and development.”

China once again urges the U.S. to abandon the Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice, stop unprovoked accusations and attacks on China, said the spokesperson.

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