China accused the United States of dueling a new Cold War because certain politicians were searching for a scapegoat to bolster support ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November, U.S. President Donald Trump identifies China as the West’s main rival, and has accused President Xi Jinping of taking advantage over trade and not telling the truth over the COVID-1 outbreak, which Trump calls the “China plague”.
China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, Asked if he saw a new Cold War, said the United States had started a trade war with China and that there would be no winner from such an approach.
Liu told reporters that “It is not China that has become assertive. It’s the other side of the Pacific Ocean who want to start new Cold War on China, so we have to make response to that,” “We have no interest in any Cold War, we have no interest in any war.
He furhter added that “We have all seen what is happening in the United States, they tried to scapegoat China, they want to blame China for their problems,”
“We all know this is an election year.” Liu said that “They want to do anything including treating China as an enemy,”
He added that “Probably they think they need an enemy, they think they want a Cold War but we have no interest, we keep telling America, China is not your enemy, China is your friend, your partner.”
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