- Title: China, asked about Bidens, says it has no intention to intervene in U.S. affair
- Date: 8th October 2019
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (OCTOBER 8, 2019) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG ARRIVING FOR REGULAR NEWS CONFERENCE JOURNALISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG, SAYING: "You should know that China consistently follows a principle of non-interference in the internal affairs (of other countries). We have no intention of intervening in the U.S.'s internal affairs." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING CHINESE FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2019 11:02
- Keywords: Donald Trump Joe Biden U.S. presidential election Geng Shuang foreign ministry investigate interference
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B08J0AV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday (October 8) China had no intention of intervening in U.S. domestic affairs when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Beijing investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son.
Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a regular news briefing.
The Republican president, the subject of an impeachment inquiry in the U.S. Congress for asking Ukraine's president to investigate the Bidens, last week suggested that Beijing "start an investigation" into the 2020 presidential hopeful and his son Hunter, who had business interests in China.
Trump has said Biden and his son are "corrupt" but has shown no evidence to back that up.
(Production: Martin Pollard, Joseph Campbell)
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