US Asks Google To Shun China Search Engine Project

Kenny Grant
October 5, 2018

China expert Chris Johnson, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst now at Washington's Centre for Strategic and International Studies, said Pence's speech appeared aimed in part at building a narrative that a vote for the Democrats would be a vote for China.

China hit back furiously on Friday, branding Pence's accusation "ridiculous".

The Pentagon is set to release a report Friday accusing China of seeking to undermine the United States military's industrial base, the latest in a series of U.S. jabs at Beijing.

Relations between the world's two largest economies have plummeted in recent weeks with Mr Trump placing US$250 billion (S$345 billion) in tariffs on Chinese goods, in part over charges that Beijing forces USA companies to hand over technological know-how.

The administration's offensive on China comes as a cloud hangs over Trump with an investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to swing the 2016 presidential election in the Republican real estate tycoon's favor.

"What the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country and the American people deserve to know".

He cited a Chinese government-run media company's four-page supplement in the Sunday Des Moines Register of Iowa as an attempt to turn voters in that state against Trump's trade policies.

He said that in June, Beijing had laid out its strategy in a sensitive "Propaganda and Censorship Notice", which stated that China must "strike accurately and carefully, splitting apart different domestic groups" in the United States.

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He was also to say that Chinese officials have tried to influence business leaders to condemn U.S. trade actions, "leveraging their desire to maintain their operations in China".

"It is very ridiculous for the USA side to stigmatise its normal exchanges and cooperation with China as China interfering in its internal affairs and elections", Ms Hua said.

China called US accusation of interference in its elections "extremely ridiculous", and defended its foreign policy record in response to a lengthy criticism by US Vice-President Mike Pence. The Ministry also slammed the accusations that China is somehow trying to meddle in USA internal affairs, noting that it has "no interest" in local American infighting.

The democratic, self-governing island is home to nationalists who fled in 1949 after losing China's civil war and has waged an increasingly lonely campaign for diplomatic recognition as the Republic of China.

It goes beyond the bitter trade war between the world's two biggest economies and includes disputes such as cyber activities, Taiwan and the South China Sea.

"The United States Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows and our national interests demand", he said.

"We remain committed to continuing an active dialogue with members from both sides of the aisle, working proactively with Congress on a variety of issues, explaining how our products help millions of American consumers and businesses, and answering questions as they arise", Pichai had said in a statement.

The vice president, a favourite of conservative US Christians, also criticised China on human rights, voicing disappointment that rising prosperity has not led to reforms.

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