China has accused the United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of maliciously creating political confrontation and smearing Beijing. China said that the US should stop its unprovoked attacks and accusations against China.
According to media reports, the US Secretary of State visited Japan on Tuesday and called for deeper cooperation with Australia, India and Japan to counter China’s growing regional influence.
The embassy of China in Japan said in a statement on Wednesday that Mike Pompeo has repeatedly fabricated lies about China and maliciously created political confrontation.
The Chinese embassy further said, “We once again urge the US to abandon its Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice, stop unprovoked accusations and attacks against China and treat relations with China in a constructive manner.”