China slams Bloomberg report of alleged Chinese army provocations
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying says China believes it can drive American forces away.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying responded to an article published in Bloomberg about an alleged provocation by the Chinese army.
Chunying emphasized that if a military conflict breaks out between the United States and China, the cause would be "US warships or warplanes close to China’s territory."
2⃣Asserting that China doesn't possess the means or the will to fight back? I wonder if the author knows anything about China’s valiant efforts to resist U.S. aggression in the Korean War? Plus, did the U.S. win any of the wars in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan ...?— Hua Chunying 华春莹 (@SpokespersonCHN) June 17, 2023
The Spokesperson stressed that when dealing with a country as sizeable as China, "mutual respect" is crucial.
Responding to the Bloomberg author's speculations of China being capable of leading a fight against the US, the Chinese official Tweeted questioning whether the author is familiar with "China’s valiant efforts to resist U.S. aggression in the Korean War? Plus, did the U.S. win any of the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan ...?"
She warned Chinese readers that the article is simply blackmail, adamant about giving its author a lesson in history and geography.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in China on Sunday, months after his originally scheduled visit was canceled over the balloon incident dispute and America's anti-China international campaign.
Hoping to have a breakthrough in the icy relations and revive communication channels, he is expected to meet with Foreign Minister Qin Gang and China's top diplomat Wang Yi. Blinken could meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping as well.
Relations between the two largest economies have deteriorated rapidly in the past years. The trade war on China, which was launched during former US President Donald Trump's term, was stretched by Biden's administration to include a military escalation against Beijing in the South China Sea, including violating the "one China" policy and deepening relations with Taiwan.
Biden's administration also launched a tech offensive against China's chip industry, bringing together its allies to join in on the efforts to curb the Asian giant's developing semiconductor sector.
The conflict between the two countries also raised concerns over a possible military clash that might lead to an all-out world war.