BEIJING: China strongly protests and firmly opposes the bullying of the United States, and urges the U.S. side to immediately stop its wrong practices, said a spokesperson with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
The spokesperson made the remarks in response to a media query on the recent series of U.S. economic and trade sanctions against China, including putting a number of Chinese institutions and companies on “entity list” and passing a Xinjiang-related bill to ban imports from the region, report agencies.
Such political manipulation by the United States undermines market principles, violates WTO rules and economic regulations, and damages the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies as well as the interests of U.S. companies and investors, said the spokesperson, adding that such actions are not conducive to the stability of global industrial and supply chains and world economic recovery.
The United States has also imposed sanctions on Chinese medical research institutions, ignoring the spirit of science and violating humanitarian principles and the common values of humankind.
The spokesperson called on the United States to stop meddling in the normal economic and trade cooperation between Chinese and U.S. enterprises, stop infringing on the rights to subsistence and development of people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang and return to the right track of win-win cooperation.