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Chinese FM rejects US accusations that China is 'undermining international rule of law'
Published: Jan 04, 2021 06:19 PM

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Hua responded to the claims at a media briefing on Monday, pointing out that some US politicians had an  unquenchable passion for sowing discord, while reminding them that "lies will always be lies, even if they are repeated a thousand times."Photo: fmprc.gov.cn



"I must kindly remind some US politicians that telling a lie a thousand times does not make it true," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday, slamming US remarks that China is "undermining international rule of law," while calling for a poll on whether or not Chinese people view the US as a saboteur of global peace and security.

In a tweet posted on Sunday, the US State Department claimed that China was undermining international rule of law, citing an article accusing the Communist Party of China of "threatening global peace and security… to serve its own hegemonic ambitions."

Hua Chunying responded to the claims at a media briefing on Monday, pointing out that some US politicians had an  unquenchable passion for sowing discord, while reminding them that "lies will always be lies, even if they are repeated a thousand times."

She also suggested that the Global Times carry out a poll among Chinese citizens to see their views toward the US, and whether they consider such claims true or whether the US itself is becoming the biggest unstable factor, or even saboteur, of world peace and security.

"In fact, it is the US that has been pulling out of multilateral treaties, breaking promises, and playing at will with sanctions and threats to other parties," Hua said. 

The US has withdrawn from at least 10 international agreements so far. With regard to climate change, it refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and withdrew from the Paris Agreement on the grounds that fulfilling environmental obligations hinders its economic development, reports said.

In the field of arms control, the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, among others.

At a time when joint efforts are most needed in the global fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the US announced that it was pulling out of the World Health Organization. 

These striking examples speak for themselves, and show that the US is destabilizing the world in disturbing ways, while polls from 10 countries including Germany, Japan and South Korea show that more than half of those surveyed regard the US as a threat to the national security of other countries. Some US media figures and scholars also said in public that it is not others, but the US itself, that should be blamed for posing a geopolitical threat to the US.

Global Times


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