China has retaliated at Australia’s ‘Cold War Mentality’ rejecting ruling Liberal party Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells criticism of Beijing’s aid program in the Pacific region.
Chinese Embassy in Australia Monday issued strongly worded statement terming Senator’s criticism as ridiculous and absurd allegation.
“The ridiculous and absurd allegation, filled with cold-war mentality, reflected the senator’s prejudice, arrogance and ignorance”, the statement maintained.
The statement said that earlier this year, she made some similar irresponsible claims, which were questioned and refuted by many Island Countries. China also expressed its solemn stance.
“The senator this time, in repeating the cliché of the so-called “debt trap”, attempted to prove her baseless accusations by quoting Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva and citing the case of Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka”, the statement said.
The statement reminded that one can never win respect by smearing others. Whether China’s assistance is productive or not, and whether it is a pie or a pitfall, the people of the Island Countries have the best say.
“Cooperation between China and the Island Countries is transparent and open. No one could deny the positive outcomes delivered by such cooperation with their assumption or imagination. Any attempt to obstruct the development of relations between China and the Island Countries is doomed to failure”, the statement read.