The Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi said that some political forces in the United States are pushing the relations between the countries to a “new cold war”. He stated this at a press conference on may 24, its transcript published on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.
He reminded that the USA are most affected by the coronavirus country in the world, and stressed that the virus is a common enemy for China and the United States.
“It is regrettable that while the coronavirus is still there, distributed in the United States political virus and used every opportunity to attack and slander against China. Some politicians ignore basic facts and spread countless lies and conspiracy theories about China. I urge the us side to stop wasting precious time and stop sacrificing people. China and the US need to work together on addressing a number of pressing issues,” – said the diplomat.
He believes that the US and China must act together to overcome the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate its impact on the global economy.
“China – the largest developing country – and the United States – the largest developed country – have an enormous responsibility for global peace and development. We should coordinate our relationship due to strong feelings of responsibility to humanity, history and our peoples. Both China and the United States will benefit from cooperation and lose from confrontation,” – said Wang Yi
The diplomat said that China is willing to work with US “in the spirit of mutual respect and mutually beneficial cooperation,” and stressed that “China does not intend to change or replace the US.”
“It is time that the United States gave up the desire to change China and the desire to stop the 1.4 billion people in its historic March towards modernization. It has come to our attention that some political forces take the United States hostage Sino-us relations and put our country on the brink of a new cold war,” – said Wang Yi
He believes that this will not only hurt the relations between the two States but also jeopardize the stability and prosperity worldwide.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. For information, American University, Johns Hopkins, coronavirus in the world infected more than 5.4 million people 345,7 thousand of them died, and 2.18 million recovered.
The US President Donald trump and the Republican party have repeatedly accused the China that he had not warned the world about the seriousness of the epidemic, and Beijing had threatened serious consequences. According to trump, USA several occasions with a request to Chinese authorities to let in the country American experts to investigate the outbreak of a new coronavirus.
According to the Associated Press, China a few days silentthat the virus can be transmitted from person to person and, therefore, could trigger an epidemic. According to some experts, this “paved the way for the pandemic COVID-19”. In April, the American television channel Fox News, citing several sources familiar with the decisions of the authorities of China and had seen the relevant documents, reported that the spread of the virus did not start from the market and from the Wuhan laboratory and that “patient zero” was her employee.
The foreign Ministry of China said that the version about the leak of a coronavirus from laboratory of Wuhan has no evidence and that Beijing promptly and fully informed all about the outbreak.
China has promised for two years to allocate $2 billion assistance to the countriesaffected by the coronavirus.