China hits back at Trump tweet on missile testChina hit back
yesterday after US President Donald Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” in the country following Pyongyang’s latest missile test. It said the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution.
On Saturday, North Korea said it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that proved its ability to strike the US mainland, drawing a sharp warning from Trump and a rebuke from China.
Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” in China and that Beijing “profits” from US trade but had done “nothing” for the United States in regard to North Korea, something he would not allow to continue.
China’s foreign ministry said the international community widely recognized China’s efforts to seek a resolution.
The essence of Sino-US trade is mutual benefit, and the healthy development of business and trade ties is good for both countries, the ministry added.
Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming told a news conference: “We think the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are issues that are in two completely different domains. They aren’t related. They should not be discussed together.”
Qian also emphasized the mutual benefits of China’s trade and investment with the US, rebuffing Trump’s claims that Beijing exploited US trade policies to its advantage.