(Emily Birnbaum – The Hill)
China on Wednesday said it was “shocking” for a U.S. official to blame Chinese President Xi Jinping for escalating trade tensions between the two countries.
Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s top economic adviser, on Wednesday said Jinping is holding up a trade deal that would ease tensions between the two countries.
“That the relevant United States official unexpectedly distorted the facts and made bogus accusations is shocking and beyond imagination,” China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Thursday when asked about Kudlow’s comments. Click here to read more.
- Chinese Ambassador Refutes U.S. Trade Accusations (Xinhua)
- ‘Shocking’ and ‘Bogus’: China’s Foreign Ministry Rebukes Kudlow for Trade Remarks (CNBC)
- Open Letter to Larry Kudlow: You Need a Different China Strategy (Asia Times)