China Condemns U.S. Cancellation of China's Invitation to Participate in the Central Pacific Military Exercise: Holding "Negative Thinking"

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China Condemns U.S. Cancellation of China's Invitation to Participate in the Central Pacific Military Exercise: Holding "Negative Thinking"

Reference News Network reported May 25 foreign media reports, the United States announced the cancellation of a multinational joint military exercise this year to participate in China before the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with US Secretary of State Pompeo Invitation. Wang Yi condemned the martyrdom of the US military in Washington and the relations between the two countries have once again stood the test.

According to Hong Kong's "South China Morning Post" website reported on May 24, Wang Yi accused the United States of holding "negative thinking." The report said that a few days ago, the Chinese Air Force announced the first landing of an advanced H-6K strategic bomber on a reef in the South China Sea. The US Department of Defense immediately condemned it.

Wang Yi, meeting with reporters after meeting with Pompeo, said: "The US decision is not constructive and frivolous." Peng Poo said that during his talks, he proposed to Wang Yi the US’ “concern” over China’s activities in the South China Sea. However, the decision of the relevant international military exercise was made by the Ministry of National Defense.

According to AFP’s May 23 report, the United States announced on May 23 that it would withdraw its invitation to China to participate in the Pacific Rim military exercise in protest against Beijing’s militarization of the islands in the South China Sea. It was immediately condemned by the Chinese side.

The report stated that the news was announced at a time when Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was meeting with the new U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo in Washington. Wang Yi said in this regard: "This decision ... is not conducive to enhancing mutual understanding and mutual trust between China and the United States."

In addition, according to a report on May 23 of the Tass Society, Wang Yi said that after Washington’s meeting with Pompeo on the 23rd ended, Washington cancelled the invitation to China to participate in the US-led Pacific Rim military exercise, the US side said that The decision is not constructive and frivolous, and it is not conducive to enhancing mutual understanding and mutual trust between China and the United States.

He pointed out that both China and the United States are big countries in the world and both sides can fully cooperate on maritime security issues and establish mutual trust. This will help make joint efforts to promote world peace and stability.

According to Reuters' report on May 24, after the United States cancelled China’s invitation to participate in a US-led naval exercise, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said on the 24th that closing the door of communication “does not help promote Sino-U.S. Military mutual trust and cooperation."

China’s Ministry of National Defense said in a statement that “it is impossible to change China’s will to play a role in maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region”.

On the same day, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Lu Wei said that China’sThe island and its surrounding waters have indisputable sovereignty. It is unrealistic for the United States to "try to coerce China to give up its inherent rights."