Ideological differences not obstacle to trade, technology cooperation: spokesperson

2019-05-25 11:36:24 GMT2019-05-25 19:36:24(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Some American politicians are trying to incite ideological opposition, but the differences of ideologies do not necessarily hinder cooperation in economy and trade, industry as well as science and technology between countries, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Friday.

According to reports, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday in an interview that Huawei Technologies is deeply tied to Chinese government and the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the existence of those connections puts American information that crosses those networks at risk.

"For some time, certain American politicians have repeatedly mongered rumors about Huawei, but they have never been able to provide evidence demanded by other countries," Lu said at a press briefing in response to Pompeo's assertion.

The U.S.-initiated trade and science and technology wars also face increasingly more questioning in the U.S. for causing market turmoil and hindering industrial cooperation.

"Under such circumstances, those politicians continue to fabricate lies of subjective presumptions to mislead the American public, and now they are trying to incite ideological opposition," said Lu.

"But this is illogical," he said. "Isn't it a fact that the past U.S. administrations of both parties have been working with the CPC-led Chinese government to promote, expand and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields since the two countries forged diplomatic ties 40 years ago?" He added that such cooperation has brought substantive benefits to the U.S. business circle and consumers.

"In fact, the first batch of intergovernmental cooperation agreements signed by China and the U.S. at the beginning of the establishment of diplomatic relations included the China-U.S. Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology," he noted.

On the other hand, he added, both the "Prism gate" incident and the Alstom case proved that the so-called "convergence of ideology" did not prevent the U.S. from taking various devious means against its allies.