China urges U.S. Republican Party to stop interfering in domestic affairs

, 12:06 PM IST
China's President Xi Jinping (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama depart at the end of a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Beijing: China has urged the U.S. Republican Party to stop groundless accusations against Beijing and interference in its domestic affairs.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made said that relevant parties should stop accusing China, when asked to comment on the 2016 platform adopted at the Republican National Convention on Monday, which contains accusations about China on issues related to Taiwan, Tibet, trade and the South China Sea.

“All political parties in the United States should view China’s development in an objective and rational manner and correctly understand the issues that emerge in bilateral ties,” Xinhua quoted Lu as saying.

“We hope relevant parties stop their groundless accusations against China and interference in China’s domestic affairs and contribute more to bilateral trust and cooperation,” he added.

Lu said that promoting stable growth of China- U.S. relations serves the interests of the two countries and the peace and development of the Asia-Pacific region and the world, adding “both sides should adhere to this right direction.”(ANI)