- Title: U.S., China accuse each other of "bullying" nations
- Date: 25th August 2021
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (AUGUST 25, 2021) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN WANG WENBIN WALKING IN FOR NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, WANG WENBIN, SAYING: "The United States has so far refused to join the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea but has claimed to uphold the convention. The United States recklessly intervened in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, but claimed to be protecting the interests of small countries. If the United States says that it is to maintain its hegemony and its self-interest, I think his words are much more credible. China firmly opposes the deployment of maritime law enforcement forces by the United States in the South China Sea to intervene in regional affairs and disrupt regional peace and stability." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 8th September 2021 11:12
- Keywords: China Harris US
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERS0KLJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the US should stop disrupt in "regional peace and stability" after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday (August 25) again charged China with bullying its Southeast Asian neighbors.
Earlier on Wednesday, Chinese state media accused Harris of seeking to drive a wedge between China and Southeast Asian nations with comments in Singapore that Beijing used coercion and intimidation to back its unlawful South China Sea claims.
China, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan, lay claim to parts of the South China Sea, which is crossed by vital shipping lanes and contains gas fields and rich fishing grounds.
(Production: Wang Shubing, Thomas Suen)
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