Published: Sun, September 30, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

China, Russia take their turn at the UN

China, Russia take their turn at the UN

While speaking to the U.N. Security Council meeting on Wednesday, President Donald Trump accused China of attempting to interfere with the upcoming US midterm elections.

"Plenty of evidence they would like to see me not win", Trump said when questioned about his earlier claim Beijing is working to interfere in November midterm contests. "We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China".

In a freewheeling and at times wild press conference late last night, the U.S. president also revealed that he had snubbed Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, during their visit to the United Nations - saying that relations with Canada were not good, and raising the spectre of collapsing Nafta.

US President Donald Trump accuses Beijing of bids to interfere with the upcoming congressional elections, saying its efforts are motivated by opposition to his tough trade policy. Trump has boasted that the US economy is performing at record levels while China's is struggling as evidence the United States is winning the dispute.

A new round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods went into effect this week at Trump's order.

The new tariffs covered products such as food seasonings, baseball gloves, network routers and industrial machinery parts.

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.


He added: "We did not and will not interfere in any countries' domestic affairs". China's foreign minister issued a statement disputing Trump, saying, "We do not and will not interfere".

In the latest salvo in the trade dispute, USA tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and retaliatory taxes by Beijing on $60 billion worth of US products kicked in on Monday, unnerving global financial markets. Hard-liners in the ruling Communist Party have been eager to highlight the increasingly harsh rhetoric from Trump and his aides as evidence that the United States is seeking to punish China.

"Now that will also mean that Israel will have to do something that is good for the other side".

During a roughly 10-minute speech, Trump made no reference to allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 U.S. election that brought him to power.

"Qualitatively, the results are unambiguous: an economy imposing a tariff which prompts retaliation by other countries is clearly worse off", the study said.

'That's because we are beating them on Trade, opening markets, and the farmers will make a fortune when this is over!' he asserted.

At a press conference late Wednesday, reporters pressed Trump to provide evidence backing up his claim of Chinese meddling.


It is not the first time someone in the Trump administration has commented on alleged Chinese election meddling.

The president has withdrawn the United States from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, accusing the country of destabilizing actions throughout the region and support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah.

The aide said that the influence campaign goes beyond US elections to the media that can and cannot be consumed.

"He said, Donald Trump, they don't know what to do".

The president, locked in controversies over his campaign's possible ties to Russian interests, has also said he wants the American public to pay more attention to China.

According to Trump, China has "actually admitted that they're going after farmers".

"I can say definitively that it's a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling and North Korean meddling that we're taking steps to try to prevent it, so it's all four of those countries, really", Mr Bolton told ABC News.


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