Beijing: State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Sunday of the need to be alert to some political forces’ efforts in the United States to push the U.S. and China toward a “new Cold War”. He also urged Washington to cooperate with Beijing in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wang, speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing, said it is regrettable that a political virus that loses no chance to attack and smear China is also spreading in the U.S. while innocent lives are being taken away every day in the country now hit hardest by the outbreak.
COVID-19 has infected more than 1.56 million people in the U.S. with total deaths over 94,000 as of Sunday, according to the World Health Organization.
Some U.S. politicians have fabricated too many lies and plotted too many conspiracies about China regardless of the most basic facts, and the lies have been compiled into a list recently posted on the internet, he said.
The senior diplomat cautioned that some U.S. political forces are hijacking the China-U.S. relationship and trying to push the two countries into a “new Cold War”