Wang Yi: China rejects any attempt to create a so-called 'new Cold War'
Updated 23:09, 05-Aug-2020

China rejects any attempt to create a so-called "new Cold War," because it contravenes the fundamental interests of the Chinese and American peoples and the global trend toward development and progress, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Wednesday.

"The root cause is that some American politicians who are biased against and hostile to China are using their power to smear China with fabrications and impede normal ties with China under various pretexts," Wang Yi said during an interview with Xinhua News Agency.

"What they want is to revive McCarthyism in an attempt to undermine U.S. relations with China, stoke hostility between the two peoples, and erode trust between the two countries. Ultimately, they want to drag China and the U.S. into renewed conflict and confrontation and plunge the world into chaos and division again," he added.

The foreign minister pointed out that "Anyone who tries to start a new Cold War in the 21st century will be on the wrong side of history and will only be remembered as the one who has upended international cooperation."

Wang Yi stressed that today's China is not the former Soviet Union, and we have no intention of becoming another United States. China does not export ideology, and never interferes in other countries' internal affairs. 

"As the world's largest developing country and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China will stay committed to peaceful development and to pursuing an opening-up strategy of mutual benefit. China will continue to promote global peace and development and uphold the international order," according to Wang.