Published: Sun, September 30, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

China meddling in USA midterms against my administration

China meddling in USA midterms against my administration

US President Donald Trump used his first chairmanship of the United Nations Security Council to make explosive accusations against China, claiming the trade rival is "meddling" in America's upcoming mid-term elections in an attempt to swing the vote in favour of the opposing Democrats.

Beijing was quick to respond, urging Washington to stop slandering China and claiming that the Chinese government does not interfere in other countries' internal affairs.

"Regrettably we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration", Trump told the chamber.

Speaking while chairing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council for the first time, Trump said China's alleged interference was motivated by Beijing's displeasure at his tough trade policies.

There are concerns that the November elections could also be vulnerable.

At a news conference Wednesday in NY, a reporter asked Trump what evidence he has to back up the accusation, which China has denied. In addition, a few leaders prodded Trump on the USA withdrawing from the Paris Agreement as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Mr. Trump's own national security leaders have said Russian Federation continues its interference efforts ahead of the midterms, though they have said the activity is not occurring with the same intensity as it did in 2016. Why did they say Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 U.S. election?

At a Tuesday conference about China's online activities, he claimed President Xi Jinping's government has been "among the most active foreign states conducting cyber activities against United States interests". "We did not and will not interfere in any country's domestic affairs".

The official said the administration is "in the process of declassifying more information" and said Vice President Mike Pence will outline the Chinese effort in a speech next week at the Hudson Institute.

President Donald Trump called out China on Wednesday for interfering in American elections.

Chairing the Council for the first time, Trump made no reference to suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and provided no evidence for his allegation about China, which Beijing immediately rejected during the same meeting.

Trump didn't offer any evidence during his remarks at the United Nations, but later he tweeted photos of a four-page advertising insert in the Sunday edition of the Des Moines Register that was paid for by China Daily, a Chinese state-run media.

While meeting with Netanyahu on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday, Trump said "deals have to be good for both parties", but that he thinks the Palestinians "actually want to do something".

China and the USA have been in a battle over tariffs since his election.

Trump is talking up news that the US and Japan will open negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement. The allegations have dogged his presidency and have given rise to an investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller into potential collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

Trump said the current $250 billion package of tariffs levied against China-made goods is hurting China.

Fleming said it's time businesses and the general public realized the extent and the seriousness of China's true intentions: to rule the world.

"From what I hear, if you look at Mr. Pillsbury, the leading authority on China. he was saying that China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain".

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