Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang refuted finger-pointing remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo remarks during a press conference on Thursday.
Lu Kang (File photo: VCG)
Pompeo had quoted US President Donald Trump's words during his meeting with newly inaugurated Brazilian President Bolsonaro, saying that the US is seeking "real opportunity, that is fair, that is reciprocal, that is conducted transparently — not the same model that is used by some other countries in the world... others who want to come to a country and make an investment not for commercial reasons but for political reasons."
In response to a question about these remarks at the regular press conference, Lu said, "I would reiterate that China develops cooperation with Brazil and Latin American countries on the basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit and equality. As an emerging country, Brazil knows clearly where its interest lie and needs no instruction from others."
"Brazil and China are great countries. The new Brazilian administration pays a lot of attention to cooperation with China and is willing to push forward the Brazil-China relationship. The prospect of the two countries' cooperation will be better and better," Lu added, quoting Bolsonaro's words to Ji Bingxuan, Chinese President Xi Jinping's envoy and vice chairman of the standing committee of the National People's Congress.
(Compiled by Qiao Wai)