- Title: U.S. should look at its own problems, China says after Pence speech
- Date: 25th October 2019
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (OCTOBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) SPOKESWOMAN ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE JOURNALISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN HUA CHUNYING, SAYING: "Pence's speech was exactly the same as the one he made last October, revealing pure arrogance and hypocrisy, and it was filled with political bias and lies. China expresses strong indignation and firm opposition." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN HUA CHUNYING, SAYING: "Affairs of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang are all China's domestic affairs. No foreign forces whatsoever are allowed to interfere (in our internal affairs)." JOURNALISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN HUA CHUNYING, SAYING: "We suggest some people in the U.S. to look in the mirror and recognise their own problems, manage their own affairs, don't go about making irresponsible remarks everywhere, and stop playing dirty tricks that harm others and aren't beneficial to their own selves." EXTERIOR OF CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG
- Embargoed: 8th November 2019 09:58
- Keywords: China-U.S. relation Mike Pence Human rights
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2LGOCN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The United States would do better to look at its own domestic problems like gun violence rather than turning its ire on China, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday (October 25), lambasting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for a critical speech on China.
Pence on Thursday (October 24) accused China of curtailing "rights and liberties" in Hong Kong and blasted U.S. company Nike and the National Basketball Association for falling in line with Beijing in a disagreement over free speech.
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Pence's speech was full of lies and prejudice, and that it had made China "strongly indignant".
Hua added that China will not allow "foreign forces" to interfere in its domestic affairs over Hong Kong, Taiwan or Xinjiang.
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