Chinese Embassy in India said that US’ protectionism will not only affect China’s economic development but also undermine environment of India and both sides have sent a clear message against protectionism.
The spokesperson of Chinese embassy in India, counselor Ji Rong said, “Practicing unilateral trade protectionism in the name of “national security” and fair trade will not only affect China’s economic development, but also undermine the external environment of India”.
Ji said, “President Xi Jinping and PM Modi spoke with one voice to safeguard the multilateral trading system and free trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos respectively. This year, the two sides jointly participated in publishing the Qingdao Declaration and the 10th BRICS summit Johannesburg Declaration, sending a clear message against protectionism”.
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Ji warned US about South China sea and said that should stop its military activities in the region and matter has to be resolved through negotiations. On Indo-Pacific , he said that China is against the use of Indo-Pacific strategy as it is made to contain China.
He said, “The militarization of South China Sea by China is distorting of facts. The US should stop making troubles and respect the efforts of relevant parties to resolve problems through negotiation”.
Ji said, “The allegation that China has put some developing countries into debt trap is an attempt to sow discord”.
US President Donald Trump slapped additional tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods and in response to that China retaliated with additional tariffs on US goods, while US President has vowed to slap additional tariffs on $267 billion dollar Chinese goods in the coming months.
Trump has cited huge trade deficit between US and China,which is the reason of imposing tariffs on Chinese goods.