Wang Yi made the comments during a joint press conference held in Moscow on Friday with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
According to a transcript released on Saturday by the Foreign Ministry in Beijing, it is time for China to ask the US not to interfere in China’s internal affairs.
Wang claimed that while the US Congress has “often introduced various bills on China’s internal affairs, its National People’s Congress has not discussed anything.”
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The US-China relationship stagnated between disputes ranging from trade and technology to the cancellation of journalists’ visas and the closure of consulates, South China Morning Post Reported.
Wang’s remarks came a day after Microsoft’s announcement that Chinese, Russian and Iranian hackers had launched cyber attacks against those linked to the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The US company, which sells products designed to detect such hacks, alleged that Chinese hackers specifically targeted people in Biden’s campaign. While Microsoft said its software detected and blocked “the majority of these attacks,” the tech company said evidence of the fact that foreign activity groups “further their efforts to target the 2020 election Is enhanced.
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Microsoft detected thousands of attacks between March and September from zirconium, an active hacking group from China. “About 150 pacts were struck in the attacks, but” indirectly and unsuccessfully targeted Joe Biden for the presidential campaign, the company said in a statement.
The cyber hacks are reminiscent of those created by a Russian hacking group interfering in the 2016 presidential election and leaking confidential Democratic Party documents.
During Friday’s joint press conference, Wang warned that America had gone too far and “lengthened its hands too long.”
“We suggest that some people in America better manage their own affairs, follow the principles of international relations and stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries,” he said.
On the same day, US Deputy Secretary Stephen Begun held a meeting with the foreign ministers of five Southeast Asian countries to discuss the rivalry between the US and China in relation to the Mekong River.
China’s 11 dams on the river have given it widespread control over five countries whose water flows into the US, arguing that the dams were experiencing drought in the nations below, Morning post.
“We have to hold China accountable because the decision taken in Beijing will affect all of you regions,” Bengan told five ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. He said that food security, environment and livelihood of the people in Mekong in 11 dams of China have been adversely affected.
Bezgon appealed to the ministers, claiming that the American effort is to “empower the local people, and help the countries of the region to create sovereign, independent states.”
Newsweek Contacted the US State Department for comment, but did not hear back in time for publication.